Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

Is Your HVAC System Ready for Winter?

With the cold winter months just around the corner, now is a good time to have your HVAC system inspected by a licensed contractor. Don’t put this off, you don’t want to be left in the cold! You want peace of mind knowing your system is going to be reliable this winter and not have to worry about your HVAC system failing. Remember, having your system inspected twice a year by a HVAC Specialist will make sure that your system is running efficiently and save you money in the long run.

Just by changing your furnace filter alone will improve indoor air quality, reduce energy bills and extend the lifespan of your HVAC System. A dirty filter can spread allergens, dust, pet dander along with other harmful particles throughout your HVAC system and the rest of your house. The winter season usually means people spend more time indoors. You want the cleanest air possible in your home for yourself and your family.

Changing the filter is a start, but know that there’s so much more to making sure your HVAC system is ready for the winter. Other things that a licensed specialist will look at is gas lines, wiring, electrical components, thermostat, moving parts like the fan in your system and so much more. You don’t want just anyone inspecting these components, you want a licensed professional.

Another thing you might consider is leaks in your ductwork. This can cause heating and energy loss during the cold months and could possibly lower indoor air quality. Leaks or holes in your ductwork lowers indoor air quality by allowing dust and possible harmful contaminates to enter your ductwork in the attic or crawl space and spread it throughout your home. Having leaks and holes in your ductwork will increase dust and debris in your system which will decrease the lifespan and efficiency of your filter, this could decrease airflow. This will mean that your furnace has to work harder to warm your house decreasing the lifespan of your HVAC System and increasing the chances of unexpected repair costs. Any money spent for inspections or preventative maintenance will pay off in the long run from energy savings and a longer lifespan of your HVAC System.

Don’t be left in the cold this winter. Find out more about HVAC winter inspections, preventative maintenance and winter tips for your system by contacting the experts at Biggs HVAC. Call 919-392-8288 / toll free 1-866-50-BIGGS.