With winter just around the corner, there’s no better time than today to call your residential HVAC contractor for some timely seasonal maintenance. Your heating system is coming out of months of hibernation, and getting it going and ready to face the colder weather will go a long way in keeping you and your family warm and comfortable all the way through ’til spring.
Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about how to properly prepare your heating system for continuous, extended use, which can make homeowners prone to some potentially costly HVAC mistakes. Let our HVAC specialists at Sierra Air help you avoid all that trouble by outlining what you should be doing:
Mind Your Filters
The filters that keep your heating and air conditioning systems free of any circulating contaminants can become clogged over time. Make it a point to change (or clean) your filters at least once every 90 days. Depending on where you live, you might be exposed to higher amounts of dust, which means you’ll have to visually inspect and change filters more frequently. Additionally, check with your HVAC contractor to make sure you’re using the correct type of filter for your home. Using the wrong kind will have an impact on its performance, your system’s efficiency and your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ).
Clean the Air Vents
Various types of pollutants can also make their way inside your ducts and vents. Have the entire network thoroughly cleaned out every few years to improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems, as well as your IAQ levels.
Most HVAC companies offer more than just residential air conditioning installation services. Ask if yours has maintenance programs that could help you keep your units in perfect condition, whatever the season. Most companies cover annual maintenance and tune-ups in addition to seasonal inspections in this type of agreement.
Get Your HVAC System Ready with Sierra Air
At Sierra Air, we’re your leading provider of heating and cooling maintenance and repair services. Give us a call at (775) 800-5500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation today. We serve all areas in and around Nevada.