The leaves are changing. Fall has arrived. Is your HVAC system ready? Chances are you haven’t completed the simple maintenance needed so that you have efficient heat to last your Greenville, NC home through all of the cold months ahead.
Follow these 3 simple steps to get it ready.
1. Clear Your Airways
Don’t underestimate the power of clean airways. Make sure your air filters and vents are clean and clear. Dirty air filters make your HVAC work harder and increase your energy costs. In addition, check your vents for dust and pet hair. Not only can that be a nightmare for allergies, it can also overload the system.
Another helpful note: If you have furniture placed directly in front of the heating elements, it can keep heat from circulating throughout the room.
2. Check the Thermostat
If the setting of the thermostat doesn’t match the actual temperature of the room, something is wrong. Make sure your thermostat is reading the correct temperature, then set it to at least 68 degrees for the winter. If you want to set it higher, remember that each degree higher will add at least one percent to your energy costs.
In addition, consider a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one. It can help you save even more energy while you’re at work or sleeping.
3. Get a Maintenance Check
A professional inspection will make sure your heating system is clean and that all parts are operating at maximum capacity. It also helps to detect any small problems before they turn into big ones. Most importantly, the maintenance check will make sure both you and your wallet are comfortable this winter.
At Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning, we always strive to keep our customers well informed when it comes to their home comfort system. We proudly serve Greenville, NC and surrounding areas. If you want to know more about the products and services we offer, contact us.