Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Fall is here and winter is just around the corner, is your HVAC system ready for the freezing Iowa temps? Here are some tips on how to help you get your HVAC system prepared for the cold days ahead!

MAINTENANCE
Spring and Fall are the best times of year to schedule professional maintenance. Having a professional technician come out and inspect your equipment allows you to rest easy knowing your system is ready to tackle the challenges of the coming season. Identifying potential problems before they lead to a costly and uncomfortable breakdown is the best way to save time and money when it comes to your HVAC system.

CHANGE YOUR FILTER
It might seem silly, but ensuring you change your air filter regularly is the number one way to prevent the most common heating and air problems, especially during the winter months. A 1 inch filter should be checked monthly and should be changed accordingly. Every time you change the filter, it’s helpful to write the date it was changed somewhere visible on the filter.

INSULATE YOUR WINDOWS
Insulating your windows is a simple and inexpensive project. It can reap huge benefits for your comfort level and for your monthly energy bill simply by decreasing the amount of cold air coming into the house. While insulation cannot transform a bad window into a high-performance window, it can make a marginal difference to get you through a cold season or two.

TEST IT OUT
If possible, try to turn your furnace on at least 3 times before winter fully arrives. Firing up that furnace is a good way to make sure that everything will work as it should when needed. For 30 minutes to an hour, you can turn the heat on to the desired temperature and then turn it off. Doing this is similar to a warm-up for your furnace before it has to operate 24/7.

So, there we have it. 4 ways to get your HVAC system prepared for the wintry weather ahead. Please remember that heating and cooling companies get extremely busy during peak seasons! Don’t wait for your system to breakdown during the first snowstorm, call Lenz Heating and Cooling TODAY to schedule your $59 Furnace Check! 515-225-6446