Cool temperatures and chilly nights are right around the corner in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, which means now is the ideal time to get your HVAC system ready for winter. After all, you don’t want to discover you need major HVAC repairs after winter weather has settled in. From replacing the air filter to tidying the outdoor unit, follow these steps to prep your HVAC system for winter.
Replace the Air Filter
Before winter truly arrives, take a few minutes to replace your heating system’s air filter. Make sure you install a fresh filter of the correct size, and take note of the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) rating.
Filters with a MERV rating between 7 and 12 are best at filtering airborne contaminants and helping your HVAC run efficiently throughout the winter. If you aren’t sure which filter is ideal for your system, give the Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing team a call.
Schedule a Tune-up
Next, schedule HVAC maintenance as early as possible. By aiming for a tune-up in the late fall or early winter, you’ll do your best to catch any minor issues before they have the chance to turn into major problems or demand serious repairs.
During a tune-up, our team of HVAC service technicians will also inspect your furnace or heat pump to make sure that it’s heating your home as efficiently as possible. After all, an efficient system can save money on your utility bill and lengthen the lifespan of your HVAC system.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Finally, head outside and spend a few minutes tidying around your HVAC system’s outdoor unit. Remove twigs and fallen leaves from the top of the heat pump or air conditioner, and trim away overgrown grass, shrubs or branches. Leave at least two feet of clearance around the system to prevent obstructions.
Whether you need maintenance, repairs or a new HVAC system, we’re here to help. Call the HVAC experts at Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 903-285-6550 for exceptional service.
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