How to Properly Winterize Your HVAC System

October 17, 2019

Winter means showtime for your home’s HVAC system. From the moment the heater kicks on in late fall, it will work hard throughout the season to keep your home warm and comfortable. The cold weather can put a strain on your system, so we recommend taking a few steps to prepare it for the harsh weather. Take a look at these three tips to properly winterize your HVAC system.

1. Change Your HVAC Air Filter

The air filter is a vital part of your home’s HVAC system. The disposable mesh screen traps particles like dust, dander, and pet hair that would otherwise enter the system and potentially lead to damage. Not only that, but the filter also purifies your indoor air quality and reduces the symptoms of allergies.

Summer is a rough time for air filters, and they often end the season clogged with pollen. Be sure to change the filter before winter so that your HVAC system has a fresh start for the new season.

2. Freshen Up Your Thermostat Batteries

Most modern programmable thermostats are battery-powered. When the batteries die, the thermostat can no longer tell the heater when to kick on and warm up your house. This often tricks people into thinking their HVAC system is malfunctioning, but there’s an easy fix: Simply freshen up the batteries before winter.

3. Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up

There’s no greater way to winterize your HVAC system than with a professional tune-up from Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing. Not only will we clear out the dirt and debris, but we’ll also check the system’s wiring and inspect mechanical components for signs of damage. HVAC maintenance will keep your heater running smoothly throughout the winter.

Somerset’s Trusted Heating Services

Is your HVAC system ready for winter? It’s easy to get started with this list. For all of your heating and cooling needs in Somerset, including maintenance, repair, and installation, call the experts at Jeffries Heating & Air + Plumbing. Our technicians are licensed and experienced, so you can feel confident that your HVAC system is in the right hands this winter.

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