The leaves are gone, the days have gotten shorter, the holidays are quickly approaching, and the air is cool and crisp. Autumn is nearing its end and winter is coming soon. And, as we prepare our home for the coming cold, it is important we don’t forget to prepare our HVAC system – and make sure it’s ready to keep us warm.
The Airbusters Heating & Cooling Service crew are experts in keeping families cozier and more comfortable.
Read our HVAC winter maintenance tips to ensure you’re all set for the upcoming months ahead.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
Your furnace is a valuable asset to your home and to your family. When you invest in an HVAC unit, reliability, efficiency, and durability are important. In order to make sure that your furnace meets these criteria, regular maintenance is key.
A professional tune up for your system will provide your furnace with everything it needs to run at its most efficient level. As your HVAC works to cool or heat your home, normal wear and tear to components, as well as minor performance flaws, will develop. Staying on top of all of this is a must.
What are the perks of getting your maintenance booked now?
- Money Savings: When it comes to your HVAC system, slight inefficiencies can cause a major negative impact on your wallet over time – especially in terms of energy usage. The low cost of regular maintenance can save a lot of money during the winter months if your furnace is operating at its highest efficiency. And the longer you wait, the more costly it is to get your system back to its intended efficiency levels. Overall, a furnace tuneup can actually save you money overall.
- Peace of Mind: Another benefit of a HVAC tune-up is the peace of mind you get from knowing that your furnace is in good working order. When you need heat, you need heat right away. There is nothing worse than a system failure or breakdown on the coldest day of the year. When you schedule your maintenance with Airbusters, you can sleep comfortably knowing that your furnace is entering the cold months working well and ready to go when you need it most.
- System Longevity: Scheduling a tune up will also help your system last as long as possible. Brushing your teeth regularly helps keep your teeth healthy and strong. Regular oil changes and tune-ups for your vehicle will keep it running for a long time. The same is true for your furnace. Proper care and maintenance will help it to work well and last as long as possible, using less fuel and decreasing pollution.
Turn On Your Furnace Early
You might be tempted to wait until winter is in full swing before turning on your furnace. After all, it seems like a waste of money to turn it on when you don’t really need it. However, turning your furnace on offers you a chance to make sure that things are working properly. Like stretching before a workout, running your furnace three or four times before the winter hits the hardest can help your system work its best when you need it the most.
Program Your Thermostat
Keeping track of when you are home, when you need heat, and when you don’t can help you save a lot of money, as well as extend the life of your HVAC unit. Programming your thermostat to match your habits as a homeowner is a great way to make sure you aren’t wasting money and energy. The few minutes it takes to program your thermostat will be worth every penny in the end.
Also, here’s a fun fact: Did you know that studies show people sleep better when the air in the room they are sleeping in is cool? In fact, your body temperature drops while you sleep, meaning cool air helps you sleep quickly and deeply. Why not give your furnace a bit of a break at night by programming your thermostat 10-12 degrees cooler at night?
The easiest way to accomplish all of this is by installing a smart thermostat. These allow you to control your home’s temperature whether you are at home or not. They learn your habits and make sure your furnace operates as optimally as possible according to your schedule. Your home will stay cool while you sleep, warm up as you wake up, cool down while you are at work, and make sure you get home to a warm house.
Change Your Filters & Clean Your Vents
If your filters are doing their job, they are collecting dust and particles in the air so that they aren’t circulating through your home. If not replaced, the air filter will cause your furnace to work harder than it would otherwise need to, costing you money, circulating unclean air, and causing extra wear and tear overall.
Replacing your filters regularly allows air to easily pass through which will keep your furnace working optimally – and your family healthier.
In the same way, your vents will also collect dust over time. Cleaning them regularly can keep your air fresh and your furnace working with ease.
We’re Dedicated to Your Satisfaction
Airbusters Heating and Cooling Service is dedicated to helping our customers keep warm and comfortable throughout the winter months. Schedule a tune up today to ensure you don’t face issues in the colder months ahead.
Get started by calling 615-813-6973 or simply request an appointment online and we’ll be in touch. Thanks for choosing us!