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3 Tips for Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Winter

Published by Jennifer Fletcher

Cold, blustery weather will soon roll in, and the last thing you want is to discover that there’s an issue with your heating system while having to brave the frosty conditions. In this article, expert heating and air conditioning service technicians at Modern Air Solutions have compiled a few essential tasks to check off your list this fall.

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Change the air filter. As fall temperatures continue to drop, you’ll begin to rely more and more on your furnace or heat pump, until eventually the equipment will be in constant use. Before transitioning to winter, be sure to swap the used air filter out with a brand-new, more energy-efficient one. You don’t want to welcome the cold with a dirty filter, as it will hamper the airflow coming from your vents. Experts generally recommend replacing air filters every 30 to 90 days.

Check the heating system. It’s a good idea to conduct a visual inspection before the heating season begins, whether your furnace or heat pump is located in the attic, garage or closet. If your HVAC equipment is hard to access, contact a reliable technician to carry out the inspection. Also, make sure to remove anything that can prevent air from moving freely in and out of the unit; for example, a large piece of furniture or a pile of clothing or bedding.

Program the thermostat. With the change in seasons, don’t forget to revisit your smart thermostat. Consider setting it to come on during daylight hours, about 30 minutes before you wake up, so your living space is warm and cozy as you go through your daily routine. You can also turn your thermostat down by seven to 10 degrees when you have to leave the house, then use a smart device to turn it back up before you arrive back home.

Modern Air Solutions is a premier source of top-notch HVAC solutions, including air conditioning repair, furnace replacement and smart thermostat installation. Call our experienced team today at (630) 534-9037 or fill out our convenient contact form to set up an appointment.

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