Now that the winter season is upon us and it’s once again time for you and your household members to learn how to stay warm, it’s a good idea to have a bit of a refresher course on seasonal HVAC tips. Although we can’t cover everything here, we’ve put together a quick list of a few of our favorite cold-weather HVAC tips below.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
If you want to keep your heating equipment running smoothly throughout the winter season, the first thing you should do is hire a qualified HVAC technician for regular maintenance. This should happen at least once per year, prior to the beginning of a new season or whenever it’s most convenient.
Find and Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks are quite common, especially around the edges of doors and windows. Air leaks allow heat to escape and force your equipment to run longer than necessary. Check around your doors and windows, and seal these areas with caulk or weatherstripping. Air ducts are another common problem area, so be sure to check there, too, and repair any tears, holes, or other damage.
Replace the System’s Air Filter
If your air filter becomes clogged up by dirt or debris, that’s a good thing, because it means the filter is doing its job. However, this also means that every one to three months, it will need to be either switched out or cleaned, depending on the type your equipment uses.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats allow you to have better control over your home’s heating requirements by allowing you to set the days and times that your system is in operation. This will lead to better energy efficiency and not run your equipment so hard by constantly changing the temperature throughout each day to keep up with personal preferences.
These seasonal HVAC tips will get you started on keeping your household warm this winter season. For more assistance on this or any other subject related to home comfort, reach out to the professional HVAC technicians at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the communities of Monmouth County and Ocean County with honesty and integrity since 1948.