With an efficient HVAC system, you can keep your spaces comfortable and maintain good indoor air quality. During the winter months, your equipment works harder to heat your living spaces. To reduce the likelihood of breakdowns, make sure to take proper care of your heating system.
Continue reading for easy ways to keep your equipment in good shape this winter.
Replace the air filter. The easiest way to ensure the efficiency of your HVAC system is to replace the filter regularly. A clogged filter will cause your equipment to exert more effort to reach the desired temperature. This can put a strain on the unit, making it prone to malfunctions. Your energy costs may also increase due to the added load on the equipment.
Keep flammables away from your furnace. All flammable materials must be kept away from your furnace and water heater. Many household items can catch fire, and some can make it harder to perform HVAC repair and maintenance. You also want to remove anything that can block the vents, such as furniture and curtains. These items will prevent the vents from circulating air throughout the room properly.
Get regular maintenance and don’t delay repairs. Before it gets too cold, make sure to schedule an HVAC tune-up. Routine maintenance can help extend the life of your equipment and keep it running at optimal efficiency. Technicians will inspect your equipment, check for carbon monoxide leaks and perform repairs if necessary. Moreover, if you think something isn’t working right, don’t wait long before contacting professionals. Even minor issues can lead to costly repairs when not addressed immediately.
For prompt, quality HVAC solutions, choose Acker Heating & Cooling. In addition to HVAC repairs and installations, we specialize in air duct sealing and indoor air quality services. Give us a call at (706) 715-2607 or fill our contact form to request an appointment.