Ah, the coldest season of the year: winter. With below average temperatures and random flurries of snow, it’s truly a sight to see — but isn’t the most pleasant. Sometimes when snowfall occurs, your home will start to fall apart, in terms of your HVAC unit. If you’re looking for ways to prepare for the next flurry of snow, then here are some helpful tips to take note of:
Replace Your Filters
One of the most important tips to know is to change your air filters before the snow arrives. When the temperature begins to drop in your home, you’ll then want to increase the heat — and rightfully so. If you just recently replaced your air filters, then you shouldn’t encounter a problem — but what if you didn’t replace them and they’re caked in debris? If your filters need to be replaced, and you turned up the heat, then it’s possible that your unit won’t function properly. Additionally, if the air filters are old within your HVAC unit, then it’s quite possible that your unit will have to work twice as hard — which could raise your energy bill, and put you at risk for losing your electricity, too. If you’re not sure when to replace your filters, then it’s important to manually check them from time-to-time. If you’d like to prepare for a filter replacement in advance, then it may be a good idea to buy an extra set of filters the next time you go to the hardware store.
Replace Your Furnace
Let’s face it: sometimes the status of your furnace can be quite deceiving, despite it still working. If you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, then it might be something to go forward with — especially if there is some snowfall on the horizon. To stress the importance of a fully-functioning furnace, think of this essential piece of equipment as the heart of your home. Without a furnace, temperatures will drop significantly within your home and won’t rise anytime soon. If you’re not sure if you should replace your furnace, there are some common signs to look for. One of the biggest signs to look for is if there’s a significant spike in your energy bills — since the unit will have to work overtime to produce heat properly. Another common sign to look for is if you constantly need repairs to made to your furnace. No matter what the sign is, if you feel that your furnace should be replaced, then it should definitely be replaced — and we can help!Whether you need a thermostat upgrade, a furnace repair, heater replacement, tune-up, maintenance plan, or custom designed heater, Mitch Wright is dedicated to helping you save money on your home heating. For more information on the services we offer, contact us today!