Do you feel the morning chill? You don’t want to be left in the cold as winter arrives. Most people like their homes to be around 68 degrees during the winter.
However, is your furnace ready to go? With proper HVAC maintenance, you can make sure you stay warm all winter long. Keep reading to find out what you need to do to keep nice and toasty this winter.
Change Your Filter
When is the last time you changed your furnace filter? If it’s been a few months, it’s time to change it. Furnace filters collect debris and dust that sits on your furnace.
When you run the furnace, you want to make sure your filter is clean to avoid dispersing all that dust in your home’s air.
Turn On Your Thermostat
Now, it’s time to ensure your furnace will turn on and your thermostat is working properly. Try switching from cool to heat and set the temp a few degrees higher than the current temperature. If you don’t hear the heat kick on after about a minute, you should pull the cover off the thermostat and make sure all the connections are secure.
If it’s still not working, check the power source to the furnace. Is it turned on? If your thermostat is battery-operated, change the batteries.
Still not working? You may have some furnace issues like the blower, fan, or heat pump, so you should call a professional.
Check the Vents
After your furnace turns on, it’s time to make sure your vents have enough airflow through the home. If the vents are shut or blocked, your system may have to work harder to warm up your home. This will increase your heating bills, so open all vents and move everything out of the way so the air can flow.
Double Check Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It’s always a good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home if you run the furnace with all the windows closed. Make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home. Change batteries if needed.
Schedule a Routine HVAC Maintenance Appointment
One of the best ways to be sure there is nothing wrong with your furnace is to schedule a routine check with a heating professional. KoalaCooling is a team of experts that can check your unit and perform any maintenance or tweaks to make sure it works properly and efficiently.
These experts can also fix a small problem before it becomes an even bigger problem. Regular maintenance can also extend the life of your heating system. You also want to know as soon as possible if you need a heater replacement.
Get Ready for Winter
Be ready for those cool temperatures by performing these HVAC maintenance tips. You need to change your filters, make sure your thermostat works, check your vents, double-check your carbon monoxide alarms, and schedule your routine check-up.
Contact us today, at KoalaCooling, for all your heating and cooling needs. Our team of experts will make sure your HVAC system is working and keeps you warm all winter long.