Winter Has Come: Protecting Your Furnace and HVAC

Winter Has Come: Protecting Your Furnace and HVAC

Do you know how to protect your heating and air conditioning systems during winter? Even with our mild southern climate, there are some steps you can take to ensure your home stays comfortable and your equipment in optimal shape. Here are some best practices for protecting your HVAC and furnace.

Be Sure to Schedule Seasonal Maintenance

Seasonal maintenance is one of the best ways to keep your furnace and HVAC safe this winter. Careful attention by an experienced HVAC technician can ensure the system is running as it should without issues that can cause excess friction and wear on the parts. Winter service includes:

  • Replacing air filters
  • Checking burner assembly
  • Inspecting heating elements
  • Ensuring secure attachment of the flue system
  • Checking for gas leaks
  • Inspecting electrical system
  • Checking the fan belt and motor
  • Measuring airflow from blowers and blades
  • Lubricating moving parts, including the motor and bearings
  • Testing and calibrating the thermostat

Check Your Vents

The vents where the air blows out are important, but so are the air intake vents. Clear access to both is critical to good air circulation and to the care of your furnace. Blocked vents can lead to overwork and even overheating of your HVAC system. Ensure none of your heating and air vents have furniture blocking them to protect your system this winter.

Protecting your HVAC and furnace is the best way to keep your home warm and comfortable this winter. Contact the heating and air specialists at your local McCall’s dealer today for help ensuring your system is in prime condition and ready to kick in whenever needed during the cooler months.