by Zona on September 5, 2014

7 Recommended Pre-Winter Heating & Cooling Services

 

Indianapolis Heating MaintenanceIs the HVAC unit in your property ready for the winter months? Follow these 7 steps and make sure it is!

1: Evaluate your HVAC system: First and foremost, the best thing you can do when it comes to maintaining your heating and cooling system is to have a qualified professional come out and do an assessment. By doing this you will discover problems occurring in your unit, and things that can be done to save you time and money in the future as well as providing a safer environment for you and your family. Although you may know about HVAC it is always best to get a professional opinion.

2: Replace filters: Before winter falls upon you it’s best to make sure that you h have changed your filter. They should be changed regularly, and can get clogged and short cycle which costs you more money to heat your home.

3: Replace Outdated Thermostats: Staying with the technology and adapting to better thermostats is always a good idea when it comes to heating and cooling your home.

4: Clean Ductwork: Cleaning the ductwork may not be a job that is very appealing but in the long run you will be glad you did it. If your ductwork is filled with debris it will undoubtedly cause you more money on your energy bill.

5: Carbon Monoxide Test: Carbon monoxide is a gas that kills more than 100 people every year. It is very important, regardless if you own a home or are renting an apartment, to do a carbon monoxide test to ensure appliances are not leaking gas. Do this, and you might just save someone’s life.

Indianapolis Heating Tune Up6: Check Refrigerant Levels: Having low refrigerant levels can cause negative problems to your HVAC system. Low levels in your unit can cause it to freeze and leading to emergency heat needed, and thus increasing your energy bill. A lot of people don’t realize that by having a quality HVAC professional come evaluate your home, you will most likely end up saving a good amount of money.

7: Don’t wait until it’s too late: Timing is everything when it comes to ensuring your heating and cooling systems are up to par especially if you live in an area that has unusually cold winters. Staying on top of your game and getting your equipment checked out ahead of time will allow you time to make adjustments, fix issues with your HVAC system, and give you the peace of mind knowing that your heating and cooling system is up to par.

Is the HVAC unit in your property ready for the winter? Make sure it is by calling Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 and scheduling a service call today!

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