How to Prepare your HVAC System for Winter

How to Prepare your HVAC System for Winter

Accurate Heating and Cooling provides exceptional HVAC maintenance in Columbia, Mo and surrounding areas. The winter months are a busy time for people. With the holidays just around the corner, households tend to fill up with friends and family members to celebrate the festivities of the season. While the Midwest winters are known to be harsh with unforgiving low temperatures, ensuring your HVAC system is in check and will give your guests a warm welcome into your home.

Why Homeowners Should Invest in Pre-Winter HVAC Maintenance

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, being proactive is the best approach any homeowner can take. Finding and resolving the issue before it becomes an even larger problem can save you time, money and unnecessary stress.  Having a professional HVAC technician check your system before the chaos of the holidays will give you peace of mind. During the harsh winters of mid-Missouri, your HVAC system is working hard to keep the cold out and the warm in. Preparatory HVAC maintenance before the winter can cut down on energy bills and help you save money, which is helpful during the costly holiday season. By optimizing your HVAC system, your heater will run more efficiently than ever! Taking care of your HVAC system will additionally lengthen its lifespan because a little extra TLC never hurts. Finally, having your heating system break down would create a major inconvenience. If such an event were to happen during the cold winter, it would cause a distressing atmosphere for you and your family. However, all of these obstacles can easily be avoided by having your HVAC System properly inspected by one of our experts at Accurate Heating and Cooling.

Winter HVAC Checklist – By Accurate Heating and Cooling

Here are some essentials our technicians will be checking on for HVAC maintenance.

  • Check filters
  • Check electrical connections for malfunctions
  • Check effectiveness of carbon monoxide detectors
  • Room check to ensure each vent is allotted space for proper air flow
  • Check your humidifier for mold
  • Ensure moving parts within your system are properly lubricated
  • Check the gas and oil connections
  • Check the pilot light
  • Check burner assembly
  • Check ignition
  • Check heat exchanger for damage
  • Check total system operation
  • Ensure thermostat is on the proper settings

How to Save Money on Your Winter Heating Bills

Keeping your house at a comfortable temperature does not have to be a costly venture. We have compiled some tips on how to lower those heating bills during the winter months. Approximately 10-25% of your home’s temperature can be attributed to windows.  Opening your curtains during the day allows the natural light from the sun to help warm your home. Additionally, sealing off your chimney flue will help contain escaping, warm air. Sealing off all additional spaces in your home that experience noticeable drafts will also help keep the cold out. This does not require any expensive equipment, household items such as a towel or anything else that could be used as an insulator will do the job. Clearing the space around your radiators or heat sources allows more warm air to flow evenly throughout the house. On that note, to further help fluctuate warm air, place a ceiling fan on a low setting to push down the rising warm air and allow more efficient circulation.

To make sure your home’s HVAC system is in mint condition for the holidays and following winter months, call us today to get started!

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