The change of seasons means that homeowners need to take steps to get ready for new temperatures. Making sure the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit in your home will work properly all winter long is a main priority. Here are some items to add to your winterizing checklist.
Have a Professional Inspection
One of the most effective ways you can ensure your home’s HVAC system can handle the demands of Western Washington’s cold, rainy winters is to have us conduct a professional inspection. This inspection includes looking at all components of the HVAC system.
We’re looking for any signs of wear, including broken, worn, or rusty components. Replacing or repairing these can help to extend the life of the HVAC so that you don’t have to worry about being without heat when the temperatures dip below freezing.
Ensure All Maintenance Is Performed
During an HVAC inspection, we will check inside the system. This is a perfect opportunity to remove dust from the interior. This can help to improve the effectiveness of the system and reduce the chance of airborne contamination. Removing this dust also minimizes the chance of having a burnt smell when you first turn the unit on for the season.
Another critical step of preparing the HVAC for the winter is to change the air filter. Most people in this area spend considerable time indoors, so clean air is critical. In addition to our annual filter change, you can check air filters every one to three months to see if they are ready to be replaced. This is an easy job that you can do yourself between maintenance appointments.
Work with Redmond’s HVAC Experts
Getting ready for the winter is an important task, especially when it comes to the HVAC system in your home. Our team at Alexander's Heating & Air Conditioning in Redmond is here to prepare the system so it can keep up with the demands that are coming during the winter months. We also offer construction, fireplaces and heating and cooling installation, repair and maintenance.