3 Tips to Maintain Your HVAC System This Winter

Man Adjusting Digital Central Heating Thermostat At Home

The best time for HVAC maintenance is during the spring and fall — when the equipment is needed the least. Fortunately, Behind The Hedges Home Pros has plenty of local HVAC professionals so you can avoid potential freezing nights.

Here are three things you can do to help keep the heat: 

1. Turn your furnace on before winter 

Fire up your furnace at least three times before winter to check that everything operates as expected. Set your thermostat to your desired winter climate and once the house reaches that temperature, turn the air off.

2. Change your air filter and clean air vents

One of the most common causes of an HVAC breakdown is dirt and dust that’s collected in the filtering system. Check and clean air vents throughout your home — remember, a dusty home can also cause ventilation blockages and inefficient airflow. An HVAC pro can help. 

3. Consider installing additional insulation

Insulation is the key to an efficiently heated (and cooled) home. An inspection by a local HVAC professional can tell you if your insulation has deteriorated. 

Also, check weather strips on all doors and windows. Start with the ground floor, where you’ll first feel the cold from any drafty leaks. 

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