Steps to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter

fotex2020-11-12T12:51:27-08:00November 12th, 2020|Blog, HVAC Blog|

Winter is coming, and you need to need to make sure your heating system is ready for it. You don’t want your heating system to go down in the middle of winter. This blog will go over steps to get your heating system ready for the winter.

 

Replace Your Air Filters

 

Chilly season is finally here, and you want to make sure your heating system is in good shape. One of the most important maintenance tasks you can do to ensure your heating system’s well-being is to replace your indoor air filters. You can get air filters at your local hardware store. Just take note of the size and type of your current air filter to purchase the correct one.

 

Air filters are all assigned a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). It is a rating from 1 to 16 that measures the amount of airborne particles a filter is able to trap. The higher the number, the more efficient the filter is at trapping airborne particles. Just remember to not select an air filter with a MERV that is too high as it may restrict airflow.

 

Clean the Vents

 

Over time, your vents accumulate dirt and debris which can clog up the openings and cause heating issues. Fortunately, removing and cleaning the vents with a wet cloth is an easy fix! While doing that, make sure to check for other items that could be possibly blocking the vents.

 

Test Out Your Heating System

 

It is essential to test out your heating system before the cold begins to hit. When you turn it on, try to listen for abnormal sounds such as rattling or banging. Also, go around the house and make sure the heating unit is doing its job by ensuring that each room is at a comfortable temperature.

 

Steps to Get Your Heating System Ready for Winter

 

Practice Safety First

 

Be sure to remove any items surrounding your heat unit to prevent a potential fire hazard. Make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working. Replace the batteries if needed. Remember, safety is always top priority!

 

Heating systems need to be checked every once in a while to ensure that they will not go down on you during winter. We hope that this blog helps you have an idea of what you have to do to get your heating system ready for the winter. Atlas HVAC is currently offering a system performance check-up for just $49.99! Have peace of mind knowing your HVAC will he under professional hands. If you decide to conduct a system check-up on your heating system, give us a call at (877) 452-8527 or visit our website at https://atlascoolingandheating.com/.

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