6 Winter HVAC Checklist Items
We’ve done a Summer and Fall HVAC checklist, now it’s time for Winter HVAC checklist! Homeowners who make sure that their HVAC units are maintained can lessen their chances of having costlier problems should the units stop working properly. Here are 6 Winter HVAC checklist items our technicians typically check when we come to your house for your annual tune-up!
#1 Furnace Thermostat
If the furnace thermostat fails to work, the furnace may not generate any heat. The thermostat needs to be checked, whether it is a natural gas, oil, or propane furnace, before winter.
#2 Gas/Oil Connections
If the gas or oil connections are faulty, they can cause health issues or become a fire hazard.
#3 Clean Air Filter
A clean air filter is crucial for an efficient airflow indoors. Air filters should be cleaned or switched out regularly.
#4 Electrical Connections
If electrical connections are defective, they may damage HVAC equipment or make it hazardous to operate. Motors should have the correct voltage and current.
For a humidifier to operate effectively, it must be clean and free from mold as well as debris.
#6 Heat Exchanger
Similarly, a damaged heat exchanger can impact energy efficiency or operational safety.
In preparation before we come over to check some of these items, two thing homeowners can do is check batteries in carbon monoxide detectors and remove vegetation and other clutter from the heat pump, if unit is in an accessible place, to allow proper airflow inside.
Do you have your winter annual tune-up scheduled? If not, contact Max C. Smith Company to schedule an appointment today!