Winterizing your HVAC system helps ensure that your indoor space will be comfortable throughout the winter and also keeps your air conditioner functional and readily available for use as soon as the weather becomes warm again. Furthermore, it prevents unnecessarily high energy bills during the winter season and promotes a longer lifespan for your equipment.
Here Modern Air Solutions, a top-rated heating service provider, shares some tips on how to properly winterize your HVAC system.
Schedule a maintenance appointment. HVAC maintenance is generally recommended to be done once in the spring and once in the fall. Cooling and heating systems are used the least during these seasons, so they’re the perfect times for conducting inspections, cleaning and general maintenance — which are essential to keeping your units in excellent condition.
Seal gaps in your vents. Make sure to close off any gaps or cracks that could cause drafts in your home. Drafts are bad for your HVAC system because they disrupt the temperature in the spaces where the vents can be found, forcing the HVAC units to work harder and driving up your energy bills. Make sure to seek the help of a qualified technician so they can evaluate your whole HVAC system and determine whether or not cooling and heating repairs need to be done.
Create climate zones. Multi-story homes usually have inconsistent indoor temperatures. For instance, the upstairs may feel much warmer during the winter season. One effective way to avoid this issue is to create climate zones. You can have a professional install a climate zone system and wireless sensors to help direct heated or cooled air where it’s needed most. Furthermore, a smart system can also detect your home’s unique temperature patterns and make use of this information to improve comfort in your home.
Modern Air Solutions can perform a wide range of HVAC services, including air conditioning installation and repairs, heating installation and repairs and more. We ensure top-notch workmanship on every job we do, so you can be sure your system will operate efficiently. Call us at (630) 534-9037 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.