If you live in a climate with cold, harsh winters, then you’re probably already familiar with the tasks associated with winterizing your home: tasks like re-caulking drafty windows, replacing weather stripping on windows and doors and even clearing out your rain gutters. But really, the most important task on your winter to-do list is making sure that your HVAC system is up to speed.
In today’s post, a reliable radiant heating contractor explains why this process is absolutely crucial this time of year and shares a few tips on how to do it properly.
Why You Should Winterize Your HVAC System
Winterizing your HVAC system will ensure that you and your family will stay warm and cozy all throughout the winter. Additionally, you’ll know that your air conditioner will be ready to use again when summer returns.
Whether you rely on electric heaters or gas furnaces, getting them ready for winter is a sure way to improve their performance as well as extend their service life. Winterizing your unit will also help you avoid bill shock by preventing your electricity bills from suddenly skyrocketing.
How to Winterize Your HVAC System
The first thing you should do is change your filter. Since it can go for months without needing a replacement, this task is often forgotten. Next, you should seal any gaps in your heating and cooling vents. This will help eliminate drafts. Finally, you’ll want to shut off the power to your air conditioner and give it a thorough cleaning. Once this step is completed, you’ll want to cover the unit to make sure it’s protected from the ice and snow, as well as debris from nearby foliage.
Countryside Plumbing & Heating, Inc offers the best air conditioner and furnace prices in the St. Croix Valley area. For all your HVAC-related needs, give us a call at (715) 246-2660 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote today.