It’s hard to predict the exact time a winter storm will hit, and you can’t predict the precise time your heat will go out. Here are some tips from our Mac Plumbing, Heating, and Air experts to keep you warm and comfortable this winter.
- Your HVAC system should be checked every spring and fall to ensure it’s running at top performance before you need it the most.
- But it’s not too late to have it done now.
- Before the technician arrives, check for noises or strange odors coming from the unit and let the technician know. This can save time, and they can pinpoint any problems before they become serious.
Turn down the thermostat
- You can save energy by turning down your thermostat by a few degrees degrees at night while you’re sleeping. You can also turn it down during the day when you’re away at work.
- There are “Smart Thermostats” that can regulate your temperature remotely.
- Hot air rises, so if you live in a 2-story home, you can make a few adjustments by closing off some of the upstairs vents to force air to the downstairs level.
Change your air filters
- This is the easiest way to keep your system from getting overworked.
- Dirty air filters reduce the amount of air flowing through your system, thus making your system work harder.
- How often do you change your air filters?
Check your insulation
- A well-insulated home is an efficient home.
- Check your attic or crawl space for deteriorating insulation. Replace it as necessary.
- Or have a professional check for you.
It’s a good idea to have a professional, like Mac Plumbing, Heating & Air, check out your HVAC system for any problems that may arise. Be prepared with a HVAC tune-up from Mac. If you find yourself with plumbing or HVAC problems, then contact Mac Plumbing here or call us at (931) 552-5555.