Maintenance Guide: Preparing Your Heating System for Winter

Heater during the winterOnce again, winter is in the air. It is important that you get your heating system in the best possible condition to help keep your home warm and comfortable when the cold strikes with full force. Here, we will provide a comprehensive guide to help you do that.

Change Your Air Filter

This is a good place to start. This can be a part of AC maintenance if your air conditioner and furnace blow air through the same filter. Even if this is not the case, it is important that you change the air filter of your heating system just before winter sets in. This will help to ensure that the air that circulates in your home will be clean and healthy.

Adjust the Thermostat for Winter

Switching the thermostat from cooling to heating is the next important thing to do. Smart thermostats are better. They should be an integral part of home automation and will help you keep your home temperature at a comfortable level at all times.

Clean the Heat Exchanger

The heat exchanger is probably the most important component of your heating system and must be inspected and cleaned annually. It should also be checked for cracks that could lead to a dangerous carbon monoxide leak into the home. This is not something you can handle on your own.

Inspect Your Chimney and Carbon Monoxide Detector

If your system makes use of a chimney, it is important that you inspect it during the maintenance to ensure there are no bird nests or any kind of obstruction. You should also check your carbon monoxide detector – push the ‘test’ button to see that it is working properly. You should also change the battery. This is all about the safety of your household.

Get the Professionals Involved

As hinted at some point, there are some important things about preparing your heating system for winter that you can’t handle on your own. It is best that you schedule a professional maintenance appointment to tune the system up for winter.

Furnace maintenance, ac repair, and other essential HVAC repair and maintenance schedules should be handled by the right technicians. Do the much you can and get technicians to do the essential ones. That is the best way to see that your system works efficiently and makes your home comfortable all-year-round.

If you need help preparing your heating system for winter, call us today at Waychoff’s Air Conditioning. We offer affordable, quality, and reliable AC repair and AC maintenance. An amazing experience awaits you.

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