While winters are generally pretty mild around Coral Springs, you still want to make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep your home comfortable. Follow these five tips to ensure that your heating system is ready to see you through the winter.
1. Change Your Air Filter
The easiest part of maintaining your HVAC system is changing your air filter, though it’s often the most easily forgotten. Most 1- and 2-inch filters need changing every 30 to 90 days, depending on the filter design and your home’s air quality. Plan to check it monthly to prevent it from clogging and straining your HVAC system.
2. Change Your Thermostat Programs
Most digital thermostats have programs that allow you to reduce the strain on your system when you aren’t home. Check to ensure the time settings on those programs match your winter routine and change the temperature setting for the colder months.
3. Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance does a lot to protect your system’s efficiency and reduce the risk of a mid-season breakdown. A technician will perform a deep cleaning of your system, tuning and tightening key components, and testing to ensure everything is working at the optimal level.
4. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a critical safety feature of your home, especially if you have a gas furnace. Test both detectors to ensure that they are both working well. Keep in mind that carbon monoxide detectors are only good for 5 to 7 years, and smoke detectors for about 10 years. Replace aging detectors or those that don’t pass the basic function test.
5. Check Your Vents
Finally, check the vents around your home to ensure they are all open and clear. In order to allow warm air to circulate effectively, every vent should have about 6 inches above and around it clear.
Trust the same company property owners around Coral Springs have turned to since 1972 to keep their homes comfortable. The expert technicians at Brisk Air offer AC and heating maintenance, repair and installation together with indoor air quality solutions, including duct cleaning. Call to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment with one of our trusted technicians today.