As we get deeper into fall, temperatures will drop and people start to rely on their homes’ heating systems to keep them warm. Ideally, on a cold fall day, you would be able to come home, turn your thermostat up and enjoy the heat. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. HVAC systems are constantly working to keep our homes comfortable and can experience issues. Even though you may not be an HVAC technician, there are some things you can do to keep your home running well during the fall.
Clean/Replace Air Filters
Over time, your vents will gather dust. This can be a problem because they will eventually blow this dust into the air in your home. The presence of dust in the air can be especially harmful to those with asthma and allergies, and as the weather gets colder and people are more prone to get sick, this could cause problems. Cleaning or replacing your air filters will help cut down on these issues.
Unblock Your Vents
When it gets colder, we expect to be able to turn the thermostat in our homes up to keep us comfortable. However, if your HVAC system isn’t working properly, then you could be losing energy efficiency. This means that the heat that you’re paying for may not be warming your home effectively. If your vents are covered in dust, then less heat will be able to get through. This not only will keep you in the cold for longer, but it will likely also cost you money. The less functional your HVAC system is, the more you have to run it, and the more you will pay. By cleaning your vents, you can save money.
Get Your System Inspected
Even though there are many things you can do as a homeowner to prevent HVAC issues, at a certain point, it is best to contact a professional. We offer heating repair and installation, air conditioning repair and installation, and residential air duct cleaning. A complete inspection will catch any potential problems your HVAC system may have.
Heating and Air Conditioning Services from International HVAC
For all your heating repair, replacement, and maintenance needs, you can trust International Services. We are the trusted HVAC repair technicians for families in the Maryland and Virginia areas, and we have been keeping residents comfortable for almost ten years. We provide you with the highest quality services for the best possible price, and we never cut corners. For more information about our services, contact us online or by calling (202) 241-4822, (703) 445-7766, or (301) 534-4822. Do you want more tips on keeping your home and furnace leak-free? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.