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Top 3 Tips to Prepare Your Heating System for Winter

Winter’s beginning to roll in, which means it’s time to dig out the bulky winter coats, add that extra blanket layer to your bed, and maybe even start wearing an extra pair of socks. In addition to these winter preparations, there’s one more essential step of this “warmth checklist” that often goes overlooked until it’s too late; preparing your home’s heating system. Your heating system provides the power needed to warm your home to a comfortable temperature for you and your family through the cold seasons. Here are three important tips to ensure your heating system is running efficiently during the upcoming winter months.

1. Check your Air Filter

Air flows most efficiently through your space when your filters are clean. Clean filters allow a more significant amount of dust and debris to be filtered out of your home’s air, helping keep your family healthy and safe. Cleaning your air filters can be completed in a matter of minutes and doesn’t require professional servicing. If you find that your filter is visibly dirty, replace it. This task should be done every 1-3 months for maximum airflow efficiency.

2. Clean in and Around Your Furnace

It’s important to keep both the inside and outside of your furnace clean for both safety and efficiency. Remove all surrounding items that could be possible hazards to help avoid your home from potential fire. To keep your system running smoothly through the season, remove any visible dust and debris from your furnace, especially in and around the blower motor.

3. Schedule an Inspection with an HVAC Professional

Replacing filters and cleaning your heating system can be challenging on your own. When you rely on the professionals, we get the job done quick and right. A preventative maintenance plan allows you peace of mind that your systems are running as cleanly and efficiently as possible. Our VIP preventative maintenance plans at Valor Mechanical can save you from costly breakdowns and replacements and allows you priority scheduling for annual visits for performance and operational check-ups.

Following these tips can help you maintain a healthy heating system in your home for years to come. Connect with us at 507.218.8400 for any repair questions and services. Our staff would be happy to set up an appointment for you with one of our experienced HVAC technicians.