How to Prepare Your Home for the Fall/Winter Seasons

  • Regular HVAC Maintenance

It is extremely important to maintain the core of your home. In order to support your HVAC system, you must change your air filter every month, as it acquires dust and dirt very quickly. If dirty, it should be replaced immediately; otherwise it should be replaced regularly every three months. To continue maintaining proper heating, you should vacuum your air vents to ensure accurate air flow and regulation throughout your home. A simple way to remember to check these aspects of your HVAC system is to set a day every month to do so.

  • Insulate for Best Performance

An additional way to prepare your home for the cooler months ahead is to insulate your home properly. The attic is where most of your home’s heat is stored and what protects it from escaping. Your HVAC system will work the most effectively with a properly insulated attic as it will run less, while continuously keeping the temperature you want to maintain.

  • Inspect Before Heating

With your HVAC system running all year long, you should have it checked annually. Before you start the process of heating your home, it is vital that you ensure that your HVAC system is in good condition from fall to winter. Setting a yearly HVAC maintenance appointment will allow you to ensure it is cleaned or detect any issues. If a serious issue is found or if your HVAC system is worn out, you might have to replace it. It is recommended to replace your HVAC system after 10 years, as it may have become outdated and less efficient. It is best to resolve this issue as soon as possible, so you are prepared to begin heating your home.

Taking the initial measures to prepare your home for the upcoming seasons are essential to ensure your home is properly heating and your HVAC system is running smoothly.

Written by Mr. Duct Cleaning