Winter is coming and there’s no escaping it. The cold weather is an inevitable part of living in Utah, but you can prepare for it by properly winterizing your heating and cooling system. Without correct winterizing, your furnace will have a tough time keeping your home warm during the cold winter season.
Here are some suggestions from your neighborhood HVAC experts at Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning on how to prepare your heater for winter.
Preparing Your Heater for Winter
Furnaces and heaters will inevitably require repairs occasionally, and for those jobs Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning has you covered. Nevertheless, to help keep your heating and cooling system running smoother, longer, and without requiring repairs often there are a couple of actions you can take:
- Change your Air Filters – For some reason, no one likes changing filters whether it’s for their Brita or in their vents but it’s a quick and easy chore that will increase airflow to your heating and cooling system. Air filters are usually located behind a vent grill in the wall or ceiling, or a single filter lies in the HVAC system itself. Swapping them out on a regular basis saves you service interruption later on.
- Test Carbon Monoxide Gas Detectors – Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that claims thousands of lives every year. This is why regular testing or replacing of your carbon monoxide gas detectors is imperative to guarantee they are working and keeping your household and the air inside your house safe. You can learn more recommendations on how to safeguard your home on the CDC National Center for Environmental Health website.
- Check your Thermostat – This may sound obvious but make sure to turn the thermostat on and set it to the heat setting. Set the temperature level to a few degrees warmer than the room is presently. After a minute you should hear the heater kick on. If you do not, ensure the wires are secure and the power source to the HVAC is also turned on. If still nothing, call Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning.
- Ignitor Switch – When working with an older system you might need to relight the pilot. But, if you have a newer system, you likely have an electronic ignitor. If the ignitor isn’t working press the reset button and check out the breaker. If it still isn’t turning on, call Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning in Ogden, Utah at (801) 784-6343 Our heating and cooling techs will get your heating and cooling system back on track, ASAP!
How do you Winterize a House in Utah?
If you reside in a destination like Utah with cold Winters months you may be asking yourself, “Do you really need to winterize a furnace?” The answer to this question is, yes!
When winterizing your house, insulation is vital. Make sure any common draft-producing locations are well covered.
The typical suspects include:
- exterior walls
- and doorways
Insulate where you can for rooms, and for leaky windows or doors, you can add weatherstripping or caulk trouble spots.
To winterize the furnace within your home make sure to examine these areas:
- Clean or change filters
- Clean heater interior
- Make certain all vents are unblocked
- Examine exhaust flue
Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning will Make Certain you are Comfortable in your House
The crew at Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning in Ogden, Utah is here to help and meet any of your heating or cooling system needs. We can answer your questions whether they have to do with why your central heater stopped working, or if you need to know if a gas or electric system is better – we’ve got you covered.
At Air Now Heating and Air Conditioning, we will not rest until you’re comfortable in your home. We’ll be happy to provide you with a quote and answer any questions you may have about our services. So call us today at (801) 784-6343 and leave your HVAC concerns, maintenance, and repairs to us!