As summer winds down in New England, it’s time to start thinking about making sure your HVAC system is up to the task of handling the upcoming cold weather.
Here are three secrets we want you to know about efficient heating and how we can help ensure your heating and cooling system is ready to go.
1. Good Insulation
Insulation is what helps keep the air inside your home inside and the air outside your home outside. If your have subpar insulation, cold air can leak into your home during the winter, forcing your HVAC system to work extra hard to keep your home at the temperature you set your thermostat.
Before the winter season gets well underway, check these common areas for where your insulation can be improved:
Around your air ducts if you have a central HVAC system or gas furnace
Around drafty windows and doors
Any holes, cracks, or crevices in your home’s exterior
2. Quality Air Filtration
Good air filtration is another necessary component of efficient home heating. If your filters are clogged, your HVAC system is going to have a harder time pushing warm air through your home.
A simple fix is changing or cleaning the filters yourself. This type of DIY maintenance should be done regularly, especially if you have pets and your system is pulling in pet hair that can end up completely blocking your filter. Ask your HVAC contractor how often simple filter maintenance is needed for your specific heating and cooling system.
However, changing your filters is only one part of making sure your HVAC system is going to be ready to heat your home efficiently this winter. Depending on the type of system you have, there’s likely to be issues that require maintenance that you’re unable to do. This is when an expert HVAC contractor becomes invaluable.
3. Timely Heating System Maintenance
The last thing you want to do is wait until there’s a problem with your heating system or gas furnace when it’s already cold outside. If your HVAC goes out, you’re stuck with no heat while you wait for an emergency repair.
Your better option is to have your HVAC system checked for any issues before the winter season gets into full swing and have routine maintenance done to ensure that your system will keep you warm through the winter. Depending on the type of system you have and its age and condition, you may want to have it deep cleaned before turning it on for the winter.
Get Your Heating System in Shape for Winter by Calling N.E.T.R., Inc. Today
At N.E.T.R., we specialize in making sure our customers have the heating they need throughout harsh New England winters. We care about your comfort and we’re available now to help assess your HVAC system and get it ready for colder weather.
We’ll let you know if you need any maintenance or repairs to ensure your heating system will warm your home without skyrocketing your electric bill or reducing the quality of your indoor air.
Contact our Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Contractors today to learn more about having your HVAC system serviced before winter hits, or to schedule your appointment to have your system evaluated and maintained. Call now at 781.933.NETR (6387).