Winter HVAC Maintenance Tips for Southern Homes

January 21, 2023by LM Wilson

For many homeowners in the south, winter weather can be unpredictable. We know this all too well here in Burlington – one day it may be sunny and mild, only to have a cold snap the next. With such ever-changing conditions, it’s important to keep your HVAC system in tip-top condition so you stay comfortable all season long. Fortunately, there are some simple maintenance steps you can take to ensure your HVAC system is ready for whatever winter has in store.

Clean/Replace Air Filters

First of all, make sure to replace or clean your air filter regularly during the winter months. A clogged air filter not only reduces air flow but also puts extra strain on your system, making it work harder than necessary. It is recommended that home owners replace their air filters every 1-3 months. Cleaning HVAC air filters is an important part of maintaining the health and efficiency of a home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Air filters help to remove dust and other airborne particles from the air in order to keep it clean and healthy. When these filters become clogged, airflow is restricted, leading to reduced energy efficiency and higher operating costs for your HVAC system. Additionally, dirty air filters can cause poor indoor air quality which can lead to respiratory issues such as asthma or allergies. Regularly cleaning your HVAC filter will ensure that your family can enjoy fresher, healthier air quality at home while also helping you save money on energy bills.

Unblock Vents

Next, check the air vents throughout your home to make sure they are not blocked by furniture or other items. A blocked vent will reduce airflow and cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should. Make sure to also check the outside unit of your HVAC system for any debris or foliage that may have accumulated over time and clear away anything that could impede the flow of air.

Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up

HVAC tune ups are essential to ensure that your system is running efficiently and safely. Regular maintenance helps to reduce energy costs, extend the life of your system, improve indoor air quality and prevent breakdowns. Through a HVAC tune up, technicians can identify any issues with your system before they cause problems such as higher energy bills or health hazards due to poor indoor air quality. This ensures that you get the most out of your HVAC investment while keeping your home comfortable and safe for you and your family. A regular HVAC tune up will also help keep warranties in place by ensuring that potential problems are caught early on and quickly resolved.

In addition to being cost-effective, regular HVAC tune ups are also a great way to protect the environment. Ensuring that your system is running efficiently not only helps reduce energy costs, but it also reduces your carbon footprint by reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Furthermore, regular maintenance can help improve indoor air quality as technicians can identify any air contaminants and address them before they become a problem.

Upgrade Your HVAC Unit

Finally, winter is a great time to think about making upgrades to your HVAC system if it’s beginning to show its age. Upgrading an HVAC unit is a great idea for a number of reasons. A new, more efficient system will reduce your energy bills each month and help you save money in the long run. Additionally, it can improve the air quality in your home by filtering out allergens and pollutants that could otherwise circulate through your living space. It can also create a more comfortable atmosphere by providing precise temperature control throughout your home. Finally, an upgrade eliminates the need for frequent repair calls due to wear and tear on an older system or outdated technology, potentially saving you even more money over time. Upgrading your HVAC unit is beneficial not only financially but in terms of comfort and safety as well.

By following these simple steps, you can rest assured that your HVAC system will continue to keep you comfortable all winter long. Taking care of routine maintenance now will help ensure that any sudden cold snaps won’t catch you off guard!

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