Those of us in the Midwest appreciate how well heating works in the cold months. I’ve lived throughout the region, and have experienced temperatures in the teens at night in October, and hard frost in the morning. While I know to expect harsh weather in the Metro East, I want to snuggle up at home without having to pile on every single blanket I own. I count on my HVAC system to work when I need it, and I know to pay attention when things don’t appear to work correctly. Minding my HVAC system early on in the fall helps me prepare for cold nights in the winter, so I don’t have to shiver while waiting for a technician.
How can one avoid problems with heating in the winter? You actually have to begin your plan early in the year, probably when you are not using your heating and air as much. This is where it gets tricky, because if you’re less likely to run your air conditioner or furnace, you probably won’t think much of it. Therefore, you may neglect regular inspections and checking the filters to see if they need to be replaced. If you do neglect seasonal maintenance, you run the risk of problems in the future. Clogged filters won’t put out the heat you need, and you may automatically reach for the thermostat to crank up the temperature. In turn, your HVAC system probably works harder than it has to, and you end up paying more when the utility bills come in. A clogged filter can also circulate more allergens around your home, increasing the risk of illness more often.
There is a solution that definitely won’t cost you so much money – check up on your filters every month or so and replace accordingly. Keep the air circulating clearly throughout the house and make sure nothing is blocked against your vents. Let the passage of air come through and warm up your home. Tiger Heating & Air Conditioning even offers lifetime warranty washable filters and electronic air cleaners that are much more effective than standard paper filters.
Another problem with high utility bills you might experience could come from heating rooms that aren’t in use. If you spend more time in your bedroom or living room, there may not be a reason to heat guest rooms if nobody is staying over. Before winter hits, consider looking into upgrading your system so that you can control which rooms get more heat, and which ones are set at a comfortable level, in case you have guests over around the holidays.
You can avoid problems with heating and air in the winter by having the professionals at Tiger inspect your ducts and units before the cold comes along. Preventative actions taken in the fall can help you stay cozy and warm through the holidays.
Now is the best time to get your HVAC system professionally checked by Tiger Heating & Air Conditioning technicians. You can schedule an appointment today by visiting www.TrustTiger.com or by calling 1-866-TIGER70.