How To Prepare Your Heating System For Winter

Before the winter months arrive, it’s important to make sure you’re ready to deal with the weather that comes with it, especially in your home. Snow and low temperatures can greatly affect your home’s heating system, your home’s exterior, your own comfort, and your expenses for the season. To make sure you and your family are safe and comfortable this winter, here are some steps you can take to prepare your heating system for winter.

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5 Steps To Get Ready For Winter

If winter is coming, make sure you:

  1. Clean your chimney.

If you have a fireplace that you use in the winter to start cozy fires, call a chimney sweep company to come clean your chimney and ensure the fireplace is ready and safe to use. If you leave your chimney unchecked, debris may have formed on the sides of the chimney that can cause chimney fires.

  1. Clean your gutters

Before freezing temperatures arrive, clean your gutters of all debris, trash, and water. If you don’t, the water left in your gutters may freeze, which can damage the gutter system and even your home’s exterior. Don’t wait until the season starts and the damage has happened.

  1. Change your filters

The filters in your heating system maintain your home’s indoor air quality and prevents harmful particles from staying in your heating system and circulating through your home. In the winter, it’s important to get new filters installed and to change them more frequently than usual, since your heating system will be working harder than usual.

  1. Check on your heating system

On that same note, your heating system needs to be running efficiently and properly before winter sets in. Your heating system will be running constantly and working hard, so it’s important to hire an HVAC company to come check on it and do heating maintenance and any repairs that they find necessary.

  1. Test your smoke detectors

Did you know that house fires are more likely to occur in winter? With heating running constantly in closed spaces, fires are common in the winter. To prepare, test your smoke detectors before winter begins. Your HVAC company can also test these for you.

Call Vann Heating for Heating System Repairs & Maintenance

Vann Heating & Air prepares your home and your household for winter with heating maintenance and other heating services. We can repair or replace your system, helping it run more efficiently and safely. Call us today to schedule an appointment.