As the weather gets cooler and cooler in the Pinellas County area and we turn the heat up higher and higher, we have to make sure that our heating system is ready for that sudden switch. Here is a selection of ways that you can get your HVAC system ready for the colder months ahead!
#1 Change Your Air Filters
You should change your home’s air filters at least once a month. But during cooler months it is especially important to change the air filter so that the system can operate to heat the home without restriction. If your system starts blowing cold air in Winter, your furnace or heat pump is in need of a professional repair, and no one wants that when it’s freezing outside.
#2 Turn on Your Furnace at least 3 times before winter comes
Firing up that furnace is a smart way to make sure that everything will work fine when you need it most. For 30 minutes to an hour you can turn the heat onto the desired temperature during winter months and then turn it off. Doing this is equivalent to a warm-up for your furnace before it has to operate 24/7
#3 Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
With a programmable thermostat you won’t have think whether your home’s comfort system can handle the sudden switch to heat. With this technology, your thermostat would complete that preparation for you based on what your regular routine is during certain months. If you want to know how you can get a programmable thermostat, contact us at (727) 545-8731 we would be happy to assist you with getting one today.
#4 Schedule a heating tune-up
Making sure that you HVAC is ready for the cooler months is one thing, but you want to also make sure that your system is working correctly in general. By scheduling a tune-up with our professional technicians, you will know if there’s anything else that needs to be done with your system before the cold weather hits, and your heating will be ready to keep you cozy until Spring is sprung!
#5 Get the upgrade that you need
A rule of thumb – If your HVAC system is older than you (assuming you are not research this information for your high school mid-terms right now), it is time to get a new, high-efficiency comfort system. Getting a new system is beneficial in a variety of ways. Not only will this reduce how much money you would be spending on repairs, but you will also enjoy a peace of mind knowing that you have a newer system under warranty that will be less likely to fail when you need it most and saving you energy every month!
So, there we have it. 5 ways to get your HVAC system prepared for the colder winter months to come. Want to schedule an appointment to get your HVAC unit checked out? Click here or give us a call at (727) 545-8731.