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7 Tips To Prepare Your Home’s HVAC Unit for Winter

September 23, 2022 | Blog

As Dallas temperatures cool down and winter approaches, preparing your HVAC system is essential. Taking a few simple steps now can help prevent issues later and keep your family comfortable all season. Here are seven tips to prepare your HVAC unit for a Texas winter.

Schedule a Tune-Up

One of the best ways to keep your HVAC unit running efficiently is to schedule professional HVAC maintenance in the spring and fall. This tune-up should include a thorough cleaning of the unit and an inspection of all moving parts.

Scheduling a tune-up in the fall, before winter arrives, can help ensure your heating unit is operating efficiently and can help prevent issues like frozen coils or a broken furnace.

Check Your Filters

Your HVAC unit’s filters play an important role in its overall performance. Clogged or dirty filters can restrict airflow and make your unit work harder than it needs to, leading to higher energy bills and potential damage to the equipment.

Checking your filters monthly and replacing them as needed is one of the easiest ways to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly.

Clear the Area Around Your Unit

Your HVAC unit requires plenty of space to do its job. If the area around your unit is full of debris, it can restrict airflow and make the system work harder than necessary. Keeping the area around your unit clean and clear of any obstructions can help ensure it operates efficiently.

Seal Any Leaks

Leaks in your home’s ductwork can make your HVAC unit work harder than necessary to heat or cool your home. If you suspect there are leaks in your ductwork, have them sealed by a professional to help improve your unit’s efficiency.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help you save money on your energy bills by allowing you to set specific temperatures for different times of the day. For example, you can lower the temperature when everyone is asleep or out of the house during the day. Investing in a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways to reduce energy usage and save money.

Consider Upgrading Your Unit

If your HVAC unit is over 10 years old, it may be time to consider upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Newer units can provide significant savings on your energy bills and may even qualify for rebates or tax credits.

When shopping for a new system, compare the initial cost with the estimated annual operating expenses to ensure you get the most energy-efficient model for your home.

Schedule a Professional Tune-Up

A professional furnace tune-up with Public Service Plumbers will help ensure your furnace is running at peak efficiency and help prevent costly repairs down the road. Our experienced professionals can inspect your unit, clean it as needed, and make any necessary repairs to prepare it for winter. We also offer ductwork services to ensure your home is adequately sealed against any drafts or leaks.

Public Service Plumbers in Dallas has provided award-winning service to our customers for over 70 years, and our professional staff is always ready to help. Plus, we’re BBB-accredited and offer a hassle-free service experience.

With our two-year parts and labor warranty, you can be confident that your plumbing needs will be covered.

Call Public Service Plumbers at (469) 998-3813 to schedule a service.

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