Winter is coming! If you live in a colder climate, one of the first things that come to mind when it starts getting cooler outside is “do I need to get my HVAC/R systems checked?” The answer should be yes. There are many reasons why you should have your heating and cooling system inspected before winter arrives. With just a little maintenance now, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills for months to come.
The main reason you should have your HVAC/R system checked is to make sure that it’s in good working condition. If something goes wrong with the furnace or heat pump, you don’t want to be stuck without heating when the weather turns cold.
Winter is Coming!
If something goes wrong with the furnace or heat pump, you don’t want to be stuck without heating when the weather turns cold. If your system is more than ten years old, a good time to have it checked out before winter would be now.
You can enjoy lower energy bills for months to come if you have your heating and cooling system inspected before the weather turns cold. If something goes wrong with the furnace or heat pump, having it looked at now will save you from being stuck without heating when the weather turns cold.
Even if your system is less than ten years old, it’s a good idea to have it checked before winter arrives. A furnace or heat pump failure can happen at any time and you’ll want to be prepared for an emergency repair so that you’re not stuck without heating when temperatures drop outside.
You might not remember every item on the list of things to do so we have compiled a checklist for you.
- check the filters
- check the vents
- inspect outside unit
- clean the condenser coils (heat pump)
- test heating system(s) and safety controls like CO detectors, etc.
- get a tune-up on gas furnaces to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning
- check the ductwork for leaks and insulation
Don’t forget to test your thermostat
Don’t forget to test your thermostat, and change the batteries. You may want to consider a WiFi-enabled model so that you can control the temperature in your home from anywhere.
Schedule a booking with an HVAC company beforehand
We recommend scheduling an HVAC service booking before winter arrives. This way, if anything goes wrong with the furnace or heat pump then you won’t be stressed out about having it looked at quickly. The last thing that you want is to have a broken heating system and not know what to do next! Plus, this will give your technician time to schedule an appointment with you for a service call.
Some Final Advice
Remember, your safety should always come first which is why we recommend that you have your furnace or heat pump checked before winter arrives. Winters can be long, cold, and dark so don’t let yourself be stuck without heating when the weather turns cold.
Be smart this winter by having your HVAC/R system checked before it gets too cold outside!
Are there any questions?
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below and we’ll answer as soon as we can. We hope this post will encourage you to get your HVAC/R system looked at before winter arrives.