Are you expecting a winter storm and want to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the harsh conditions? We’ve gathered some tips to get your heating and cooling system ready for Ohio winter weather conditions.
1. Check Your Home for Drafts
To prevent costly air leaks, check areas prone to drafts like window frames and doors. Take time to insulate or seal these weak areas. A better insulated home means your heating system won’t have to work as hard to keep your home warm.
2. Switch Out Your Air Filter More Often
When your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home warm in cold temperatures, it can make your filter clog sooner. Keep extra filters on hand and replace them more frequently.
3. Clear the area around your vents
Do you have furniture or drapes blocking your vents? Move them out of the way to allow air to circulate more easily. Your heating system won’t have to work as hard.
4. Remove Snow and Ice from Outdoor HVAC Units
Protect any outdoor units, such as heat pumps, from damage or issues by removing snow and ice. Preventive care will help your system last longer and function properly.
5. Invest in a Generator
If you are worried about losing power and having your HVAC system switch off, you may want to consider purchasing a generator. This will keep your system running and your home warm in frigid temperatures.
6. Schedule an HVAC system maintenance visit
One of the best ways to ensure your HVAC system is prepared for a storm is to schedule a maintenance visit before the winter weather hits. This gives HVAC technicians the opportunity to check your system for any issues and perform preventative maintenance. You do not want to face issues during extreme weather conditions that could have been prevented with a checkup.
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