Having a good, reliable heating and air conditioning system is essential in maintaining the comfort level of your home. This winter, with temperatures set to dip below freezing, a failing furnace or heater is a terrible inconvenience. You can avoid mishaps like this by setting up a routine maintenance program for your HVAC system, although admittedly many homeowners struggle to find the time to do so. One important step you should never neglect, however, is performing seasonal maintenance on your heating and cooling systems.
As the colder days kick in, there will never be a better opportunity for you to complete some winter HVAC preparations. What are the essentials you need to do to get ready for the season? Our HVAC professionals at Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning have listed a few to help you get started.
Inspections and Repairs
Take this time to fulfill necessary furnace repair and inspection requirements. Nobody wants to be left with a malfunctioning heater on a snowy day, so set up an appointment with your local HVAC company and have a professional make sure that your heating unit–whether it be a furnace, gas heater or geothermal heat pump–is in good condition for the season.
With the expected increase in heating costs that comes with winter, it’s also a good time to take a look at your energy consumption and efficiency. A full professional audit can give you invaluable insight and offer you effective solutions. However, you can also do a preliminary check yourself and resolve common issues like faulty weatherproofing, cracked caulking or even visible leaks within your air vents and registers.
Most people reserve cleanup duties for the springtime, but this doesn’t mean you can’t give your home a quick once-over for the winter. Focus primarily on your gutters, as fall has a tendency to leave behind fallen leaves that can clog the troughs and form ice dams. Clear away any debris that’s fallen on your outdoor HVAC unit, and make sure it’s protected even when not in use.
Call the Professionals to Get Your Home Completely Winter-Ready
At Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning, our HVAC experts are more than happy to help you get your heating system well-prepared for the season. Give us a call at (630) 372-7640 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve homeowners in Bloomingdale and Elgin, IL as well as all surrounding areas.