While the weather deniers among us may be holding on to their shorts and flip flops till the bitter end, the reality is that the cold weather is already wrapping its chilly fingers around much of the country. Not only does this mean that we need to mentally prepare ourselves for bundling up season, but it also means that it’s time to get your home heating and ventilation system ready to get to work.
Here’s what needs to be done to get your home heating system ready to work:
1. Freshen the Filter: Get your home heating system ready with a fresh, clean start, by changing your filter. This will allow everything to work efficiently and may even help your keep heating costs low.
2. Have Your Home’s Ducts Cleaned: Yes, this is a real service. Your home’s HVAC ducts should be cleaned and inspected fairly regularly to ensure that there is no build up of damage that can lessen the effectiveness of your heating system. However, don’t fall for those disreputable services that flood you with outsourced telemarketing calls every night. Do your research and connect with reputable, experienced duct cleaners.
3. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up: No one likes the thought of their furnace breaking down, particularly not when the weather is at its coldest. That’s why it’s always a good idea to start the season with a furnace tune-up appointment. During your furnace tune-up, an HVAC technician will come to your home to ensure that all elements of your furnace are in good working order. Doing so may also be a condition on your furnace’s warranty.
4. Check on Your Thermostat: Have you looked at your thermostat lately? Now is a good time to check the battery and ensure that it’s set to heat, not cool. If you have an old mercury thermostat, this is definitely the time to change to a programmable, digital model, or even a smart thermostat. They can help heat your home more efficiently and even help save some money on your bill.
Browse the listing here on eieihome.com to connect with local HVAC experts for maintenance or to learn more about upgrading your home heating system.