Winter is just around the corner which means soon you will be using your HVAC heating system. With that said, the team here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling wants to make our clients aware of some simple steps to take to ensure your system is prepared and ready to handle the cold weather challenges ahead.
Simple Steps to Take
There are a number of practical and extremely simple steps to take to ensure your home and family are kept warm and comfortable during the cold winter months ahead. Here are some of the tips we want to share with you.
- Seal any air leaks – Doors and windows have all sorts of gaps that allow for the cold air to make its way into your home. Obviously, when this occurs, your energy and electric bills increase and your heating system is forced to work a whole lot harder. To avoid an increase in your monthly costs, you want to ensure that your home is airtight. This can be accomplished by simply caulking the air leaks around your doors and windows. In addition, you can install weather stripping to windows and doors to further ensure an airtight atmosphere.
- Replace your filters – Clean air filters provide a proper flow of air into your living space during the cold weather months. They also help to save on electric and energy costs as well, so be sure to replace the air filters before it’s time to kick your system into gear. Clogged and dirty air filters not only can cause your system to fail, but can contaminate your living space with all kinds of pollutants, dander and contaminants.
- Test your heating system – We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to run a quick test of your furnace before the frigid temperatures set in. By testing in advance any issues with your system will be identified early on and can be repaired or replaced before you need to have your system operating around the clock. You don’t want to find yourself without a properly functioning furnace at the onset of the cold winter weather, so be sure to run that system test.
Consider a thermostat upgrade – We often recommend to our clients that they invest in an upgraded thermostat, especially if they notice high energy bills, or they have a system that constantly short cycles. An upgraded thermostat, perhaps a programmable one, can make all the difference in not only your energy bills, but the continuous warmth and comfort of your home and family. With programmable thermostats you can actually control the temperature in your home remotely, which tends to be an appealing benefit to many individuals.
- Don’t forget your preventative checkup – Be sure to reach out to our team to perform a routine checkup and inspection of your heating system. Our team will ensure that all is running properly and smoothly and identify any issues as well as perform any necessary maintenance or repairs. Routine maintenance adds to the extended lifespan of your system over time.
Don’t Fret. Our Team Has Got You Covered
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling we take pride in meeting the individual needs of all our valued clients. We are steadfast in our commitment to provide only the highest quality HVAC parts and services and stand ready to ensure that your heating system is prepped and ready to handle the winter challenges ahead. To schedule your routine maintenance and inspection or for any other repairs, reach out to one of our team members today. Don’t get caught without heat this winter, take necessary steps to ensure the warmth and comfort of your home and family. Don’t delay. Contact our team today!