How to Prepare your Heating System for the Winter

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There are so many things to check off your to-do list during the holidays, and often winter preparation of your heating system takes a backseat. Although it is easy to forget about, it is essential to make sure that you and your family are warm and cozy through these colder months.

To ensure your heating system is ready for the winter, we have compiled a list of critical actions to take to prepare your system.

Clean or Replace your Air Filters

You should perform routine checks on your air filters throughout the year, especially as winter approaches. Dirty filters significantly reduce the longevity and efficiency of your heating unit. Also, your unit is already working hard to heat your home, and dirty air filters can cause it to work harder than it needs to. The last thing you want when it is freezing outside is a heating system that is struggling to keep up. 

Test your Heater

Instead of waiting until the temperature drops significantly to turn on your heating system, give it a test run first. Often, homeowners wait until the cold weather arrives before determining whether the heating is running correctly. Avoid the reality of turning on your heating system when you desperately need it, only to realize that it has required a repair all along. 

To avoid this nightmare, test your heating system ahead of time to ensure everything is running efficiently. 

Schedule a Heating Maintenance Appointment 

Annual maintenance on your heating system is crucial. Instead of waiting until you are shivering in your home with a broken heating system, get ahead of the game! Maintenance visits can often diagnose and fix a minor issue before it becomes a much bigger problem. These visits also lead to longer equipment life and even lower utility bills. 

We want to make sure you and your heating system are fully prepared for this upcoming winter, and we are here to help! If you have any questions about your heating and cooling systems, or if you would like to schedule your maintenance visit, give us a call at 732-860-2660

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