Winter HVAC Preparation
Now that fall is finally here; it’s time to start preparing for the winter. To ensure your HVAC system is ready for the colder temperatures, there are a few steps of preparation that will need taken care of. Here’s what you need to know to get your HVAC winter ready this year. Inspect the Vents Over time, your HVAC system’s vents in your home can get easily blocked with dirt and debris. To ensure your HVAC’s vents are working properly, it’s essential that you have Max C. Smith Company inspect and clean them regularly. Also, you should make sure the vents aren’t being blocked by any furniture in your home, which can cause problems with air circulation and put unnecessary stress on your unit this winter.
Replace the Air Filter
Your HVAC’s air filter is an incredibly important component and should be cleaned and replaced every few months. This part of your HVAC system is in charge of keeping dust and air pollutants out of your home. However, if the filter is clogged with dirt and other debris, your air quality can suffer as a result. This can not only lead to breathing in dirty air, but also expose you to pollutants in the air, which you or members of your family might be allergic to causing a nasty reaction.
Clean the Air Ducts
The next part of your HVAC system to clean and inspect are your air ducts. Their role in keeping your air cleaner is by collecting mold, dust, allergens, and other contaminants around your home. However, over time, the ducts in your home can become clogged and not work as efficiently as they’re supposed to. This fall is a great time to schedule duct cleaning by an experienced technicians at Air Duct Maintenance, as well as an precision tune-up from Max C. Smith Company to make sure that it won’t require any necessary repairs before the winter.
Clean the Area Surrounding Your Unit
It’s essential that you keep the area surrounding your unit clean. Although it may seem unnecessary to do, keeping the surrounding area free of dust and dirt can help reduce potential flare-ups, which can happen. After all, if you take a warm mechanical object and combine it with dust and dirt, you can only imagine what will happen. If your HVAC unit is close to your bedroom, it’s necessary to keep the area clean to prevent dangers to you, your family, and your home.
Examine the Belt
On the interior of your HVAC unit, there’s a belt component that powers the blower, which moves air throughout the outdoor compressor. It’s crucial you check and inspect the belt for any signs of damage, which can impact the performance of your HVAC unit and require a replacement. Although it’s common for this belt to wear down over time, it’s essential you replace it when necessary.
Another critical task to complete before winter arrives is to schedule a precision fall tune-up for your HVAC unit. By hiring Max C. Smith Company, you can ensure your heating system is ready for the colder temperatures. Inspecting and repairing your HVAC system shouldn’t be done just once a year, in fact, you should have it done a few times per year to ensure your system is running as efficiently as possible. There are a number of steps you should take to get your HVAC system ready for the winter, from inspecting the vents to scheduling essential precision maintenance. Although it can seem pretty intimidating to get your HVAC system winter ready, with the help of this guide, you can start making some progress. Start today by hiring Max C. Smith Company to inspect your unit today!