The cold season can be a nightmare if your heater is not working properly. Therefore, it is prudent to prepare your heater for winter to avoid inconveniences. That said, there is a lot of things to address when preparing your heater for winter! That’s why, we here at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical have put together this checklist to help you whip your system into shape in time for the chilly season!
Here’s how to prepare your heating system for cold temperatures:
Replace Your Air Filter
When transitioning from summer to winter, it is wise to change your filter. It goes a long way in clearing your ductwork and your house while also getting your system ready for temperature changes. Surprisingly, changing your filter takes around 5 minutes and can increase your heater productivity by 15%.
Maintain and Clean Your Unit
It is imperative to schedule a maintenance visit for your heating system. Fortunately, you can clean parts of your HVAC unit yourself! Check the outdoor condenser for built-up leaves and debris and dust your air vents to better prep your system for high-use! However, it is wise to have your system checked by a professional to identify any potential hiccups that might result in serious problems.
Purchase an Upgrade
If your heating system is outdated and you have been thinking of replacing it, this is the right time to do it. Before the start of a cold season, temperatures are mild; thus, you don’t need heating! It’s always better to ensure your system is in working order before you need it.
Get your HVAC system in order during the Fall! This will prove the best time to conduct simple tasks or repairs to your heating system, so you are prepared when the temperature drops. For your heating system maintenance contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at 717-207-8198! We are continuing to follow CDC regulations to ensure our technicians and customers remain safe and healthy!