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How Should I Prepare For the Winter?

 

tune-upWhen winter is coming, it is time to make sure that your furnace is working in top notch condition. There are many things in which individuals can do to make sure their heating and cooling is ready to go for the winter. Here in this article we will go over 7 different ways in which individuals can prepare. Most of these are tune up services from HVAC companies that are relatively inexpensive. This is a great way to insure a longer life for your heating and cooling units.

Filter Change
The first thing that you will want to look at on your furnace is the filter. A dirty filter is a big reason for furnaces failing. By simply changing the air filter, this will help your furnace to perform at a higher level during the winter.

Drain the water from a swamp cooler. 
If you are in a house that has a swamp cooler, you are going to want to drain the water before the cold winter months hit. This will keep the pipes from cracking when the water expands and freezes.

Greenwood HVACCheck thermostat calibration. 
When you are preparing to go into the cold winter months, you need to make sure that your thermostat is calibrated. By insuring that your thermostat is calibrated, you will be able to make sure that you are getting the proper amounts of heat when you turn up your furnace.

Clean out the ducts. 
By cleaning out your air vents, you will be able to insure that there are less particles flying around in your air. In the winter more individuals fall ill, so the less particles in the air, the better it will be.

Adjust the furnace gas pressure. 
Adjusting the furnace gas pressure can make for a much more efficient use of energy. Gas bills are always high in the winter time, but by adjusting the gas pressure, you can save on costly energy bills.

Lubricate all moving furnace parts. 
By lubricating all of the moving furnace parts, you will be avoiding costly repairs. You will find that by lubricating your furnace parts, your furnace will run more smoothly overall.

Adjust the pilot light.
When you are using your furnace for the first time in the winter season, you will need to make sure that the pilot light is working correctly. Without a working pilot light, your furnace will not function properly.

It is time to prepare your HVAC system for the winter! Call Johnson Heating & Cooling today at (317) 881-7738 for our professional services in the Greenwood area.