How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Most people think of the winter season as the time of snowfall and big holidays, but every homeowner knows that it is also the time when you must pay close attention to your heating equipment. This is why we’ve put together a quick list of winter preparation tips that you should get started on right now.

Schedule a Technician

The first thing that you should do before the winter season really kicks into gear is schedule maintenance with a qualified HVAC professional. He or she will ensure that the equipment is running properly and efficiently, and will also help extend the system’s operational lifespan.

Test Your Heating Equipment

Since you probably haven’t used your heating equipment for several months, you definitely want to test it out to make sure that it’s in good working order. This should be done prior to hiring an HVAC technician, as suggested above, because you’ll be able to let them know ahead of time if there are any issues with the system.

Replace the Air Filter

If you want your heating equipment to run smoothly throughout the winter season, then you definitely want to check the air filter once per month and change it as needed. This will keep the system running properly and will help remove harmful contaminants from your air.

Check the Vents

If the vents around your home have become obstructed by boxes, furniture, or other such items, then air won’t be able to flow freely, which can negatively affect how well you’re able to keep the place warm. This is an easy task to accomplish, because all you need to do is make sure that the vents are open, nothing is blocking them, and they’re not clogged with debris.

With proper winter preparation, the HVAC needs for you and your household will be met throughout the season. If you’d like to learn more about winter preparation, or have home comfort issues that you would like to deal with, the friendly professionals at Powers Heating & Air can help. We’ve been serving the needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding areas since 2001.

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