How to Keep Your HVAC Working All Season Long
Is Your Heating System Keeping You Comfortable?
While your HVAC system is crucial during the entire year, winter can be one of the least ideal times for problems to pop up. Although it will be abundantly clear if your heater has completely broken down, there are signs that your system may need a tune-up. If you’ve noticed any of the following you might consider giving your HVAC a test or request professional maintenance:
- Inconsistent heating throughout the home
- Heat cycling on and off frequently
- Loud, noisy furnace
- Dry air
Notice another problem? If you observe an issue with your heater this winter and need a second opinion contact one our experienced technicians at Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning.
Quick DIY Tips to Put your Heater to the Test
If your heater worked great last winter, it is still possible problems may make an appearance this year. This makes it critical to perform annual checks, in addition to personal maintenance, on your system to avoid major issues. Everything from staying up-to-date on air filter changes to cleaning up can make all of the difference when winter rolls around. Check out these tips to help prepare your heater for winter:
- Turn on your thermostat – As a first check, turn the heat on and up a few degrees warmer than room temperature. If there are noticeable differences throughout the home it may be time to reach out to a contractor for their opinion.
- Change or clean your air filters – These filters should be replaced every few months or washed and rinsed once per month if reusable. Regular air filter maintenance will help keep debris out of the HVAC, thus prolonging its life.
- Clear space around outdoor units – Make an effort to leave two feet of space cleared around any units outside your home. For central AC, often the compressors are outside and can become damaged by leaves or other debris.
- Keep units level – Whether your HVAC is outside or inside, ensure that it is on even ground for optimum performance.