4 Ways to Prepare Your Home’s HVAC for Winter

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home's HVAC for WinterA little winter prep can go a long way for your home’s HVAC system, especially with winter weather just around the corner. To make sure your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming season, here are a few ways you can prepare your unit:

Check and Change Your Air Filter

Leaving your old air filter in place can leave your HVAC system vulnerable to a host of allergens and other airborne pollutants. As a part of your winter prep, you should check the air filter and change it on a monthly basis. If air filter changes are too much of a hassle, you can always swap one out for a washable air filter that can be rinsed and reused.

Check Your Thermostat

You should also make sure your thermostat is in working order. Make sure your thermostat is able to call your A/C and furnace into action when requested and allow the unit to run to your preferred temperature. You should note any and all performance issues as well as any mechanical issues that could potentially sideline your HVAC system.

Check and Clean Your Air Vents

Keeping your air vents clean not only prevents dust and other debris from circulating throughout your home’s HVAC system, but it also ensures your unit always has a steady, uninterrupted supply of fresh air. Make sure to move any and all obstructive items, including toys, bedding and drapery, away from the intake air inlet.

Have a Professional Check Your Entire Unit

For all the other things you might not be able to check on your own or check thoroughly enough, you should leave those items for your HVAC technician to inspect. Your technician will be able to spot problems you might miss and safely test portions of your HVAC equipment without causing any accidental damage.

To learn other winter prep tips for your HVAC system, contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating today. We’re proud to provide the Palm Beach County area with quality HVAC service.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about winter preparation and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 772-207-1658.

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