Winterizing Your HVAC System: A Primer
During the frigid winter months, it's important to take steps towards winterizing your HVAC system. There's nothing quite so bad as realizing that your furnace simply isn't working as the temperature begins to drop. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of just a few ways that you can go about winterizing your HVAC system.
Before turning your heater on during the season, make sure that you give your vents a good once over. Look inside of them to make sure that there is nothing clogging them. Remove the grill or cover and wipe down the shallow area just inside of the vent, then give the grill a good wipe down, as well. Turn your vents on at this point and make sure that you are receiving good airflow throughout the outlets. If there is a problem, reach deeper into the shafts of the outlet to see if you can find any debris or foreign objects lodged in the shafts that is causing the issue. If you are unable to find anything, it is recommended that you call in a professional HVAC repair person to take a look at your vents and shafts.
Cleaning Or Replacing Air Filter
Your furnace's air filter can get dirty over time, and it's best to replace it at least once a month during months of peak usage. If you have found that your air filter is quite filthy, it is best to replace it. They are quite inexpensive and you will find that the amount of air that is able to pass through your furnace will be much greater, and of a much higher quality. A clean filter will also ensure that your furnace isn't working overtime to do a simple job, and, as such, will save you a pretty penny on your monthly utility bill.
Blower Door Issues
It's important to check the blower doors of your furnace before you start using it regularly, as this is an important safety issue. The blower doors ensure that combustion gases, like carbon monoxide, do not enter your harm. Make sure they are properly and sufficiently attached to your furnace and are not sliding open with too great of ease.
Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some idea of how to go about beginning the process of winterizing your HVAC system. If you notice any issues that you believe to be out of your hands, it is recommended that you call on the services of a professional HVAC repair person. To learn more, contact a company like Mike's Bremen Service Inc.