Summer is finally behind us and winter is just about knocking on the door.
If you’re like most local homeowners, you’re in the process of readying your house for the cold weather. You’ve started to take some of the Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations out of the garage, you’ve winterized the pool and you’re just about ready to slap a fresh layer of wax on the snowboards.
At the same time, you’ll also want to take note of some of the things you’ll want to handle around the house. Namely, you’ll want to start readying your HVAC for the cold weather.
Below are just a few of the things you should add to your to-do list.
Have your ducts cleaned
Do you remember, when you were a child, the first time your family would turn the furnace on for the year? The burned, dusty smell would often fill your home for hours.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned professionally in more than a year, you may want to consider calling someone to come out. Not only will this help ensure the air that’s circulating through your home is clean
Don’t forget the filters
Air filters should be checked on a monthly basis. If you live in a household that tends to attract a lot of dust, or if you have family members that suffer from asthma or seasonal allergies, you may want to check your air filters every few weeks.
If you haven’t swapped the filter in months, there’s a good chance that it’s covered in dust and pet dander. If you don’t swap the air filter before you turn your furnace on, and the filter is dirty, two things will happen. First, you’re going to pump all sorts of unwanted things into the air in your home. Second, the motor on your furnace is going to need to work a lot harder to push air through the filter.
No one wants to be left in the cold during a snowstorm!
Heating and cooling experts you can trust
The HVAC or seasonal experts at DNI Heating, AC and Refrigeration have years of experience in helping Fort Collins homeowners ready their furnaces for the winter months. If you have questions about the types of things you can do on your own, give us a call and we’ll be happy to go over those with you. Or, if you’d like but a time to have one of our technicians to come to your home to service your equipment in advance of the winter, we can help with that too! Call us today at 970-663-6575 to get started.