East Bay HVAC Maintenance Tips for the Winter
How is your HVAC system doing? Winter is coming so make sure to have your system serviced to ensure it works smoothly all season.
Keep your family warm this winter with these tips:
- Keep It Clean
Your HVAC system relies on a filter to work properly; check this filter monthly and replace it regularly during winter months. Dust and debris on the filter make the system work harder to do its job- costing you more in energy costs. Plus, the wear and tear can shorten the life of your HVAC system. Keep it clean.
- Be Prepared
Take the time to prepare your home- and Castro Valley HVAC system- for the winter ahead. Fill in gaps or cracks around doors and windows, which helps the system do its job more efficiently. Consider caulking and weather stripping to further conserve energy that could be escaping the home.
- Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
Keep costs down by setting a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system. This prevents the constant fluctuation and fidgeting with the temperature that could be costing your money, month after month. A programmable thermostat gives you the option of finding the perfect temperature for your personal preferences, setting it, and forgetting about it! Furthermore, it costs less money in utility costs than when you are constantly adjusting the thermostat.
- Consider Buying New
Is your system older than ten years? It might be time to consider investing in a new system. Talk to a reliable HVAC professional to determine which is the best route for you- as well as to review costs of replacing your current system.
- Maintain Your System
The best way to avoid problems in winter is to maintain your HVAC system, year-round. Keep it clean, inspected, and serviced- by a reputable and licensed Bay Area HVAC professional. Schedule a general visit every spring and fall, ideally.
Contact our Castro Valley HVAC Specialists for More Info
Use these tips to maintain your HVAC system, and keep your loved ones warm this winter. For Bay Area heating service or support, talk to BA Morrison, a building and HVAC contracting company. Contact us anytime here.