Tips for Upgrading Your HVAC System This WinterDecember 16, 2020 9:49 pm Leave your thoughts
Winter has arrived, and with it comes the heating season. Now that you’re relying much more on heating, you might think that it’s in your best interest to wait until the spring to make any upgrades to your HVAC system. But in fact, winter is still a great time to perform some work on your system to improve your energy efficiency and comfort while also upgrading the quality of your indoor air.
With this in mind, here are some tips for making an HVAC upgrade in Oklahoma City, OK during the winter months.
Heating repairs and upgrades
Now that you’re using your furnace more often, you might notice something isn’t working exactly right. Perhaps the air isn’t getting quite as warm as you’d like, or you have cold patches in certain areas around the house. Maybe you’ve noticed strange sounds or smells while operating the furnace, or increases in your energy bills.
While it’s always beneficial to have your furnace checked before the heating season begins, if you failed to have service performed before the winter, there’s no better time than now to get the work done before you have to deal with a stretch of extreme cold.
Air conditioning work
With the next air conditioning season still a long way off, now is the perfect time to have service performed, because you won’t have to worry about any interruptions to its operation. By getting some preventative maintenance done on your air conditioning now, you’ll be all set to go as soon as the cooling season returns.
Cleaning and sanitation
It’s always a good idea to have your ductwork cleaned and sanitized, but it’s especially important now during the time of a pandemic, when good air circulation and sanitization are necessary to help avoid disease spread.
Your ductwork is what delivers the air throughout your home, carrying it from the furnace or air conditioner to your rooms through vents. Over the years, various forms of debris (including dust, allergens and dirt) will build up in your ductwork. The more air passes through, the more it will be able to spread these contaminants around your home. It can also result in the spread of bacteria and germs, as well as mold spores if you have had issues in your ductwork with lingering moisture.
If you’ve noticed an increased presence of dust in your home, or have been suffering from worsened allergies or other respiratory symptoms like coughing, sneezing or headaches, this could all be a result of poor indoor air quality, which could in turn be associated with dirty ductwork. It’s a good idea to bring in a professional to have them clean your ducts to allow you to breathe easier once again.
These are just a few examples of some of the simple steps you can take, even during the winter months, to make sure you get the best possible operation out of your HVAC system. For more HVAC maintenance tips in Oklahoma City, OK, contact Dailey Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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