Pre-Winter HVAC Checklist
We’re heading into December, and it’s important to make sure your HVAC unit is running smoothly before temperatures plummet! If you put it off until the last minute, you may find yourself caught in the cold and in need of a repair due to a major problem with your furnace! Luckily, there are several things you can do to ensure your family’s safety and comfort in the coming winter season.
Get Your System Inspected
Getting your HVAC system inspected before temperatures drop below freezing is incredibly important. You don’t want to have to make an emergency HVAC call during a holiday party, or have your heater go out while family members are in town visiting. One of our professionals will be able to take a look at your unit and pinpoint anything that needs to be repaired or replaced. It’ll be easier on the whole family if a problem is detected now rather than in the heart of winter!
Check Your Air Filter
Check your air filter for dirt and debris, and change it when necessary. A good rule of thumb is to change it once a month. This will ensure that your family is breathing clean air, your system isn’t overworking itself and there’s proper airflow in your home.
Get Rid of Clutter
Your furnace is likely located in your garage, attic or a utility closet inside your home. It’s important to keep the area surrounding your furnace clear of clutter such as clothes, bags, cleaning supplies or storage items. This creates a serious fire hazard, and should be avoided at all costs. Give your HVAC system plenty of space, and keep the area surrounding it clear of chemicals and flammable belongings.
Replace Batteries in Your Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless and deadly when inhaled. That’s why it’s important to have a carbon monoxide detector in working condition at all times. Be sure to check your detector, and replace the batteries with a fresh set for the winter months.
Remove Debris From Outside Unit
Be sure to remove any leaves, twigs, branches or other debris from your outdoor unit. If materials clutter the unit, it will not run efficiently and your utility bills will go up. Keep an eye on your outdoor unit throughout the winter, and clean the area around it when necessary.
Winter is right around the corner, and we’ll make sure you’re ready for it! If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals, give us a call at 1-800-404-0371. You can also visit us online for more information about the Middleton team.