Whether you are a fan of snow or are wishing for summer weather, it is important to prepare for the potential of a Kentucky snowfall. One system in your home that can be affected by snowfall is your HVAC system. Read below to learn 5 ways to prepare your HVAC system for a winter storm.
- Replace Your Filter: Did you know, you are supposed to change your air filter every 3-4 months, and even more frequently if you have pets. If you notice that your air filter is dirty, replace it with a new one. A clean air filter will help your HVAC system run more efficiently and will extend the lifespan if your system.
- Clear Your Air Vents: Since snow is in the forecast, that means it will be very chilly outside. Walk around your house and check to see if all of your air vents are clear of all blockage. Air vents can be blocked by furniture, curtains, etc., which will limit the airflow in your home. This will cause your HVAC system to have to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable, warm temperature.
- Inspect Your Heat Pump: If you are not sure what a heat pump is, you are not alone. A heat pump is designed to prevent snow from accumulating on your unit. Checking to make sure that the heat pump can do its job is a simple step. Check your unit to make sure that the top of the unit is clear of debris and blockage so that the heat pump will work properly in the event of a winter storm.
- Check Your Insulation: Regulating the temperature in your home is one of the most common needs during a winter storm. To make sure that your home stays nice and warm, one of the things that you can do is check your insulation. Most heat leaves your home through the roof, so checking the insulation in your attic can be beneficial. Another way that your home loses heat is through the windows and doors. Check in these areas to make sure that there are no cracks or gaps. This will keep your home warmer and will help your furnace work effectively.
- Keep Up With Regular HVAC Maintenance: The lack of routine HVAC maintenance is one of the main causes of HVAC breakdowns and repairs. Keeping up with regular maintenance will lower your chance of needing any major repairs over time.
If you notice a problem with your furnace, give us a call today. Airtech will make sure that you stay warm during the Kentucky winter. Stay safe and stay warm!