Furnace Maintenance Tips for a Texas Winter
It’s that time of year again! Winter has arrived in Texas and it’s here to stay a while. Now is the perfect time to make sure your heating system is prepared for the colder winter months. Here are key HVAC maintenance tips to consider so your HVAC system can continue running smoothly and efficiently all season long.
Turn Your Thermostat Down
After having your furnace shut off for months, you’ll want to ease into using it again. When you drop your thermostat a couple degrees less than your normal indoor temperature, you are giving your furnace a chance to wake up after a long nap. Easing into your usage decreases your risk of putting unwanted stress and strain on your equipment. Not only can temporarily lowering the temperature help your furnace, but it can also save you money on your next heating bill. After all, staying warm and comfortable shouldn’t be expensive! Sounds like a win-win to us!
Change Your Filters
Dirty and clogged filters can restrict airflow and reduce the entire efficiency of your HVAC system. Causing it to work harder than it needs to not only increases your monthly heating bill, but it can also decrease the total lifespan of your furnace. Every homeowner should think about replacing filters, but it’s especially important to stay on top of this if you have pets because pet dander can cause your filters to get dirty much quicker.
Know What To Expect
Knowledge is power! Knowing what to expect can have you going into the winter season with peace of mind. If your furnace has been off for a while, it can smell like something is burning the first time you turn it on. This could tempt you to turn it off and call your HVAC company for assistance. The team at Weeks encourages you to call us if there’s ever a concern or a problem, and we’ll let you know if we should send a technician out to take a look. We are always here to help and our main goal is to make sure you’re safe and comfortable.
Schedule A Furnace Tune-Up
Most manufacturers recommend an HVAC maintenance annually. If you haven’t scheduled maintenance on your system in a while, now is the time! Having regular checkups and maintenances performed on your heating system is the best way to make sure it’s equipped to keep your home warm and cozy during the frigid winter months. An annual maintenance can be beneficial to:
- Avoiding costly repairs in the future
- Increasing the lifespan of your HVAC unit
- Keeping your manufacturer warranty
- Saving on your heating bill
Contact Weeks Service Company Today!
Don’t be left in the cold if your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter. Our trusted, professional and skilled technicians provide good old-fashioned HVAC service to residents in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Schedule a furnace tune-up with your friends at Weeks Service Company today, and keep your system running smoothly and efficiently all winter long.