As you and your home surely know, winter is coming. Not only is this a phrase that’s been popularized by the popular novel and HBO show, Game of Thrones, but also a reality that those living in Indiana and Illinois will have to cope with. Before temperatures drop, there are a number of to-dos around the home, including preparing your HVAC system for the cold temperatures. Here’s an overview of what you should know and how to get your HVAC system ready for winter–
One thing that you should do before it gets too chilly out is to make sure you perform some basic maintenance on your system before winter hits. In order to do this, start by powering off your system. Then, make a checklist of things that should be checked, including air filters (which should be replaced), the thermostat (which should be upgraded to a programmable one if it’s not already), the vents (which should be cleaned to allow for the passage of airflow), and any other HVAC parts, which should be visually assessed for moisture and damage, and checked by a professional if it’s been years since you had someone look at your system.
Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Working
Another thing that you want to do before winter hits is that of making sure that your thermostat is actually working and that your HVAC system is actually producing warm air, and consistently, throughout your home – you don’t want to wait until temperatures drop to find out that you don’t have heat! As stated above, if you don’t already have a programmable thermostat in your home, installing one is strongly recommended, as this can help you to reduce your energy use and save money. You can even consider the installation of a smart thermostat, which can learn your family’s routines and adjust temperatures automatically based around your schedule.
Call a Professional for Help
It’s smart to test your system as early on as you can – that way, if something is amiss, you have plenty of time to address the issue before having a working system is absolutely essential.
At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide HVAC services for home and business owners in Illinois and Indiana, including HVAC maintenance, repairs, and new installation. HVAC preparation for the winter is key – let our team help in making sure that everything is working properly.
To learn more about partnering with our experienced HVAC professionals, please call us directly or send us a message telling us more about how we can be of service. We work on all types of heating and air conditioning systems, as well as air cleaners and humidifiers.