Who would want to clean their house during cold weather? That’s right, no one!
A cleaning spree before winters helps you get rid of dirt and debris and maintain a clean and comfortable environment. While cleaning the indoor and outdoor space, don’t forget to prepare your HVAC unit for winter snowstorms!
Here’s a brief checklist for you to help you keep your HVAC unit in good condition during winters and protect it from snowstorms:
A furnace is a major indoor component of an HVAC unit that keeps the indoor space warm. However, due to the lack of maintenance, the furnace fails to effectively regulate the indoor temperature. Before winters, you should get the furnace checked by a professional. It’ll enhance its performance and lead to an increase in its lifespan.
The average lifespan of a furnace is around 15-20 years. Here are some factors that can indicate that it’s time to replace the furnace:
Air filters prevent dirt and debris from entering the indoor space. They improve air quality and mitigate health risks.
However, due to the accumulation of dust particles, these filters get dirty over time. They can put the pollutants back into the air and spread diseases. Therefore, you ought to replace the filters every 3 to 4 months. However, if you have pets at home or have asthma, you should replace them every month to stay safe and healthy.
Air vents effectively improve airflow and bring in fresh air. Ensure you don’t block vents with couches or other objects, or else you may notice an uncomfortable drop in the temperature. Moreover, your HVAC unit will have to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.
A thermostat gives you control over the indoor temperature. Carefully check it to ensure that it can efficiently read the indoor temperature. It would help if you considered investing in a programmable or a smart thermostat. It’ll help you control indoor temperatures more effectively.
SUPPOSE YOU’RE LOOKING TO BUY A NEW THERMOSTAT BEFORE COLD WINTERS ARRIVE. IN THAT CASE, YOU CAN CONTACT RITE TEMP FOR A PROFESSIONAL ADVICE.