If you want your home to stay warm during the colder months of the year, it’s imperative that you pay attention to your heating system. To help you out, here are a few early winter problems that you’ll want to nip in the bud.
If there’s one thing you certainly don’t want to deal with during the colder months of the year, it’s a broken furnace. The good news is that a reputable HVAC technician can take care of any problems that arise and get your heating system working effectively again.
Falling victim to a frozen pipe during the winter is one of the most horrendous events that a homeowner can experience. If your pipes are in danger of being frozen because they are exposed or otherwise unprotected, be sure to insulate them from the elements.
Clogged Air Filter
Once an air filter has become clogged up with dirt and debris, your heating system won’t function as efficiently and more contaminants will make it into the air you breathe. Before winter is in full swing, take a look at the filter and see if it needs to be replaced or cleaned, and then continue doing this every month.
Bad Indoor Air Quality
Winter season typically coincides with an increase in illnesses. This is why it’s so important to ensure that you have good quality air in your home. There are several steps that you can take, such as purchasing an air cleaner, using microfiber cloths for dusting, and, as mentioned above, keeping your air filter clean.
A lack of airflow throughout your home can occur all year round, but it can be especially problematic when you’re trying to stay warm. Making sure your registers aren’t obstructed by anything and checking your ductwork for any damage will go a long way to fixing this problem.
If you need assistance dealing with your early winter problems or have other home comfort concerns, please contact the professionals at Air Assurance. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Broken Arrow and the surrounding area since 1985.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.