If you’re a year-round resident of Phoenix, you don’t need anyone to explain to you how cold it can get during the winter. So please, make sure your HVAC system is fully prepped for the upcoming season by following the tips below.
Check Your Thermostat
As soon as it starts to get cold, you need to take some time and make sure your thermostat is functioning properly. The last thing you want is to discover a problem after the weather has already dropped suddenly and you’re miserable. Make sure it’s reading the surrounding temperature correctly, and that it makes adjustments immediately when you turn on your system and set it to a new temperature for the first time.
Inspect Your System
Once you turn on your furnace for the first time of the season, make sure you thoroughly inspect it inside and out. You’ll want to watch out, specifically, for moisture in your vent pipes, weird noises, uneven temperatures, and other signs of potential damage so you can get any repairs you might need right away.
Change Your Filter
One of the simplest, and most important, things you can do to keep any HVAC system healthy is to clean/replace your air filters at least every three months. The cleaner your filters the cleaner your air, and the healthier the inhabitants of your property. Just make sure you have the right type of filter for your unique HVAC system first by consulting your owner’s manual.
Check Your Vents
Just like your air filters, keeping your vents clean, clear, and unobstructed is incredibly important. That means, you most certainly shouldn’t put any furniture in front of your vents, or let anyone else block them. You may even want vacuum your vents out regularly for good measure. The most important thing to watch out for when checking your vents is strength of airflow.
Test Your Furnace
Not really sure what kind of shape your furnace is in? Turn it on and let it go through a full test run before the start of the season. If everything looks and sounds good, a little bit of seasonal maintenance might be all you need. But, if there’s a real problem, it’s better to know now than after winter has come and an unexpected shutdown puts your property, and everyone inside, at risk.
Don’t Wait Till It’s Cold To Call Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling
Already know your furnace isn’t functioning as well as it could/should be? Definitely don’t wait until the weather becomes unbearable to get the help you need. Our furnace maintenance and repair specialists at Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling can help your figure out a perfect plan of action for keeping warm this winter! Call Tru Comfort Heating and Cooling today at (602) 499-7855, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar, to see how we can help.