How To Get Your Heating System Ready For Winter in Arizona
Believe or not, it DOES get cold in Phoenix! Here are a few tips from Air and Water Factor that will help you Get Your Heating System Ready For Winter in Arizona.
Tip #1 – Replace your HVAC Ductwork Filters
The most common problem that heating systems have is clean filtration. And believe it or not, this begins with the ductwork filtration system inside your home. A home heating unit works by drawing air from inside your home, into a heater, introducing warm air into the Ductwork and then circulating the warm air inside your home.
As you can see, this process begins and ends with the vents inside your home. And if these vents and the ductwork filters are clogged up with dust and debris, the home heating units simply won’t operate with peak efficiency. This can lead to several issues including:
- Breathing unhealthy air when dust and debris is circulated and blown into your home
- Causes the HVAC system to draw more power to circulate the air inside your home
- Increases monthly energy bills due to having to work harder to heat your home
This is why the first step for preparing your home for winter is to replace all of the HVAC ductwork filters.
Tip #2 – Dust the House – Completely
The second easy step you can take to prepare your home for winter and ensure your heating system runs as smooth as possible is to dust your house – completely from top to bottom. Dust that finds itself trapped on vents, countertops, appliances, lampshades, and other areas will circulate through the home when the hot air is blown into your home. And after you’ve just replaced your filters, you’ll want to ensure to eliminate as much dust inside your home as possible – so these filters don’t become trapped with debris and cause the above conditions to occur. This is why we suggest spending a few hours dusting your home as much as possible to remove the debris from the house. Doing this will significantly:
- Improve the air quality inside your home
- Potentially reduce sickness and common colds, flu virus from spreading
- Help improve the heating efficiency of the HVAC system
- Save money on your monthly electrical bills
Imagine all these benefits, simply by dusting the house. But it’s true – so take a few hours on a weekend after you’re replaced your filters to dust around the house; especially those hard to reach places.
Tip #3 – Have the Home Heating System Professionally Inspected
It is recommended that the home heating system, whether it’s an all-in-one HVAC system, a furnace or even a heat-pump system to be inspected and tuned-up by a professional HVAC repair specialist before winter hits. During this inspection, they will check the following:
- Make sure all belts are tight and replaced if needed
- Inspect all fluid levels and top them off
- Make sure all lubricants are topped off and all mechanical devices are properly clean and free of debris
- Change out filters inside the heating system
- And much more…..
As winter approaches, your home heating system will begin to get quite a workout. So be proactive by simply following these three easy steps for making sure your home heating unit will operate under peak efficiency and keep your energy bills low this winter.
Get Your Heating System Ready For Winter in Arizona
If you are ready to be proactive about keeping your home, your pets, and your family healthy and warm this winter, our technicians are trained and ready to help! Call us anytime at (480) 706-3333 to discuss your home’s HVAC maintenance options. At Air and Water Factor it is our privilege to serve you and we are dedicated to providing consistently honest, prompt, and high quality service to meet your every need.
Not only can we get your heating system ready for winter in Arizona, we also provide installation, repair and maintenance services in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale, Tempe and all of the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona – including Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Fountain Hills, Gold Canyon, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, and the San Tan Valley! Winner of the 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award! read more about the award…