Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Colder days ahead signal the start of the heating season for both residential and commercial air conditioning systems across the country. While Nevada isn’t known for heavy snowstorms or below-zero temperatures, the weather can still get surprisingly cold and dry. That’s why pre-winter preparations are essential to keeping your heating system in good condition throughout the season.


The process of getting your HVAC system winter-ready differs mainly in scale between residential and commercial properties. Overall, there are several similar steps, and our expert technicians at Sierra Air are here to help you get started.

Seasonal Inspections

Complete winter preparations always include a seasonal inspection from your residential and commercial heating and cooling contractors that particularly focuses on locating and identifying potential leaks within your duct network. It’s estimated that a minimum of 15% of household energy goes to waste from undetected leakage, and the top culprits are poor duct maintenance and faulty window weatherproofing.

Essential Cleanups

Most people reserve their cleaning priorities for the spring, but a quick pre-winter cleanup can also do wonders to make your HVAC system more efficient. Pay close attention to your gutters and downspouts, as these are prone to getting clogged by leaves and other plant debris in the fall. Clear gutters can aid greatly in reducing ice dam formation and lessening heat loss through your roof.

HVAC Repairs

The last thing you want is to have to call a AC, heating and air conditioning service in the middle of winter because of a furnace failure. Admittedly, Nevada’s climate is typically not prone to extreme cold, but it’s always better to be prepared for any possibility by getting any needed HVAC repairs out of the way before the new season rolls in.

For All Your Winter Preparation Needs

At Sierra Air, we can help you get your HVAC system ready to face the cold days ahead. Give us a call at (775) 800-5500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free estimate on a new installation today.