The cool, wet weather is back and weather experts are predicting that this winter will be colder than usual this year. Besides bundling up in extra layers to stay warm, winterizing your furnace and performing regular heating maintenance on it should be a top priority. Your HVAC system is essential during the cold months of winter, so make sure that it’s working efficiently before it’s too late. Here are some winter HVAC maintenance tips.

Tip #1: Make sure filters are clean.
The filter is very important and clogged filters can disrupt the flow of air to your home. Not only that, dirty filters can trip safety switches inside the furnace. If this continues to happen, the system will have to work hard and it could cause the system to wear out quickly. Make sure to check your air filters regularly and replace them as needed.

Tip #2: Clean the inside.
If you’re able to open up the inside of the furnace, you’re likely to see some debris and/or dust buildup. You don’t need anything special to clean this out, just grab a regular vacuum and clean it. This will not only allow for cleaner air to travel through your home, but it will help the machine function at its maximum efficiency.

Tip #3: Don’t ignore unusual sounds.
If you’ve noticed some strange sounds coming out of your system recently, or if the system doesn’t seem to be acting right, don’t ignore these signs any longer. The worst time for your heater to break down is during a cold stretch of winter! Unusual sounds can be a sign that a part replacement or heating repair is needed. If you’re not sure, our team of experienced heating technicians can help accurately diagnose the problem and make sure that the system is fixed so you’re comfortable.

Tip #4: Set up an annual maintenance appointment.
Make sure that your HVAC system undergoes regular annual maintenance. This is a great investment and should be done at the turn of fall or winter. Maintenance appointments will help identify any potential problem areas that may be unseen that could lead to expensive repairs later down the road.

You and your family rely on the heater throughout the cold months, so it’s important to prepare your system for the upcoming weather. If your system needs servicing, you can easily request service online here. Or, perhaps your old furnace has reached the end of its lifetime and a new HVAC system is in order for your home. We offer a variety of quality heating systems and our team can help customize a solution for your home and most importantly, your budget.

Contact Specialty Heating & Cooling LLC today!

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