It’s the holiday season and for some people, it’s their favorite time of year. From peppermint mochas and holiday decorations, to spending more time with family and friends, there’s a lot to look forward to between now and the New Year.
But one thing that’ll definitely interfere with the enjoyment of the holidays is a furnace that isn’t keeping your home warm, cozy, and comfortable. The best way to make sure your heating system sails through the winter with no interruptions in service is to take a bit of time now to go through these home maintenance tips. 30 minutes of your time can be all it takes to stay safe and merry this winter.
Schedule Heating Maintenance
Hands down, this is the best thing you can do to avoid an interruption in your home comfort. Give us a call or send us a message to schedule annual maintenance if you haven’t had it done yet this year.
Do you want to make sure your heating system doesn’t go down when your in-laws are visiting from out of town, during a holiday meal, when you’re decorating the tree, or when the forecast calls for single-digit temperatures? Scheduling that annual furnace maintenance is the best thing you can do to help ensure that your heating system doesn’t need an unexpected heating repair during the holiday season.
Change the Air Filter
Your HVAC system’s air filter should always be changed at the start of the heating season but if you haven’t done it yet, just do so now. A clean air filter helps your heating system run at peak efficiency, no matter when it’s changed. This important DIY task should never be skipped. That’s because the filter’s job is to keep dirt, dust, and debris out of your heating system’s internal parts so it’ll run at peak efficiency.
Inspect Your Vents and Ductwork
Did you know that up to 30% of the hot air your HVAC system generates can be lost to holes and tears in your home’s ductwork? That’s a lot of money that could be spent on holiday fun! Take some time to look over the ductwork that’s visible in your home. Be on the lookout for visible holes, areas where seams are separating, or any drafts. If something doesn’t look or feel right, give us a call for a professional inspection.
Fall is also a great time to check your home’s vents and the area surrounding your heating system to get rid of the summer items that may have accumulated where they shouldn’t be. Check your home’s vents to make sure nothing is blocking them.
If any outdoor furniture, boxes, or lawn equipment has been placed around the perimeter of your heating system, move them elsewhere. Your vents and your heating system need proper airflow to work properly.
Eliminate stress about your home HVAC and IAQ systems with the Vance advantage and get results you can rely on. Contact Vance Air Conditioning & Heating today for furnace maintenance in Sugar Land, TX.