Once the busy holiday season is over, it’s time to turn your attention to your HVAC system. Making sure that your heating system is in good condition helps you maintain a warm and comfortable home throughout the season. Make plans to have the following HVAC maintenance tasks done this January.
Replace the Air Filter in Your HVAC System
Air filters become clogged with dust, dander, and other particles, which results in an HVAC system that can’t operate as efficiently as possible. Dirty air filters can also increase the wear and tear your heating system experiences while running throughout winter. Put a new air filter in your HVAC system, and set a reminder to check it in about a month. If it’s dirty at that time, replace it with a new one.
Adjust Your Thermostat
When you want to avoid having high energy bills in winter, take a look at your current thermostat settings. You might find that changing the settings on your thermostat, such as lowering it a few degrees at bedtime, ends up lowering your energy bills. You should also consider lowering the setting by a few degrees or more when you’re not home during the day.
Change Your Thermostat Batteries
Having a new pair of batteries in your thermostat for the season means you’ll have backup power if you lose electricity. Snowstorms and other winter weather can lead to power outages, but your thermostat will still keep the current settings if it’s able to stay on with battery power.
Wipe Off Registers and Vents
Another HVAC maintenance task to perform is cleaning the vents and registers in your home. These can become covered in dust, which is then spread throughout your home when the heat is on. Dust off all registers and vents to improve your indoor air quality. You should also make sure that no furniture or other items are blocking them.
If you need to schedule HVAC maintenance this season, please contact Detmer and Sons. Our team can provide dependable maintenance to help your Dayton home stay warm all winter.
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