Preparing your home for winter is key to ensuring your family remains comfortable and cozy all season long. If you’re a Georgia homeowner ready to switch over to heat for the winter, here are some things to keep in mind:
Winter weather is dry, but running the heat all season makes your home drier as well. This can result in irritated nasal passages. You can combat this by adding some moisture back into the air with a humidifier. While single-room humidifiers are convenient, they’re not really that efficient. Consider upgrading to a whole-home humidifier that works in conjunctions with your HVAC system. There’s simply no easier way to control your home’s humidity levels throughout the year.
To have your heating system running at full efficiency this winter, you need to have it professionally serviced. Preventive HVAC maintenance can spot issues before they turn into costly problems, but the service also boosts your system’s performance by ensuring airflow isn’t obstructed. In fact, the efficiency boost is so great that pre-winter service calls typically pay for themselves over the course of the winter.
In addition to scheduling a pre-season service, now is the ideal time to change those air filters. You should be doing this at least every three or four months, but replacing the filters just before switching over to heat is a smart idea. Clogged filters make your system work harder than it has to, which can put strain on your HVAC. That’s the last thing you want when you need to heat your entire home.
Portable heaters are great heating supplements, but if you really want to invest in a beneficial heating alternative, consider a geothermal heating system. Not only does geothermal technology give you a more efficient heating solution, but it can also give you free hot water.
Contact McDevitt Air at 877-692-9402 for all your maintenance and heating installation needs.
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