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Having a Warm Home this Winter


The HVAC system of your home is important. This is because you will need to rely on it to heat your home and keep you comfortable. If the system is not working well, then you have a colder home. The system should be properly maintained and inspected on a regular basis. This will help improve the performance and the overall efficiency of it. Without regular maintenance, parts will start to wear and fail more quickly than they otherwise should. The end result can be costly repair bills. It might even mean that your monthly energy bills have increased as well.

Filter changes are important


Make sure that the filter is changed for the system. If the filter is clogged, it can put extra strain and stress on the furnace. This will require the parts to be replaced more often than they otherwise should. If you are not sure what filter your system needs, contact us. We can recommend what one you need. It can also be beneficial if you keep an extra filter on hand, incase you suddenly need to replace it. This works great if you need to replace the filter on the weekend or holiday.

Remember the other parts

You should also take a few extra minutes and have the ductwork inspected. Any sign of damage will result in the heat being released and wasted. Instead of heating your home, the heat will just leak out through a crack. This can lead to an increase in monthly energy bills because they system will always be working. It will also be important to check the thermostat in your home. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, it can indicate an issue with it. We can inspect it for you to ensure everything is correctly working with it.

Winter Filter Care


In the winter, make sure to regularly maintain the furnace system as well. There should be maintenance inspections done by us, so we can inspect all the parts and components. If you are not sure on the schedule, we can advise you on the recommendation to keep your system operating correctly. All the various parts should be looked at, so they are at top performance for your system. This should include the thermostat, ductwork, filter, and the furnace itself. If you notice an issue, make sure that you contact us so we can come and inspect it.

Winter Care


In the winter, make sure that you check the filter regularly. This can be determined based on if you have any pets in your home, or how many people you have there as well. The more pets you have, the greater the chance for pet fur and dander to be in the air and HVAC system of the home. This will then clog up the filter when your furnace is running. When recommended by the schedule, change the filter of the HVAC system as well. Having a clean, new filter will improve the air efficiency and quality as well. If you are not sure what filter is needed for your home, contact us.


Always remember that you should not operate the HVAC or furnace system without a filter. This can lead to dirt and dust going into the furnace and causing issues with the moving parts and components. This can result in these parts wearing out much sooner than they typically should otherwise. If there is an odd noise or sound, you will want to make sure that you contact us so we can also inspect it. This will help reduce the chance of further problems. It will also help you to have a warm and comfortable home this winter.

Keep your Furnace Maintained this Winter


During the winter months, you will want to enjoy your home. Keeping the home warm and comfortable should be important for you and your family. You will want to make sure you contact us for when the HVAC system should be maintained and inspected. By following the regular maintenance schedule, the HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible.


Always make sure to contact us if you notice something abnormal with the system. This could be an odd noise, sound, or even smell. When this happens, it will indicate that there is an issue with the system that needs to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Choosing to ignore the issue can only result in further issues and problems. It can also increase the chance of a costly repair bill, especially if it could have been prevented.


Check the filter on a regular basis to ensue it is clear and clean. You should check it more often if you have pets or a larger home. Dust and dirt can collect on the filter and cause it to clog. This will then have extra strain on the system when it is trying to pull in air and produce heat for your home. Make sure to never run the furnace without the filter in place. You will also want to remember to change the filter completely. This will keep everything working correctly for your HVAC system.


The ductwork should also be looked at so it is free of any cracks or puncture marks. Damage to the ductwork will result in the heat that is produced then being lost when it operates. It may also cost you more in the long run for monthly energy expenses, because it runs longer. If you notice the furnace is constantly running, there could be a problem with the ductwork.

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