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Practice HVAC Winterization in Preparation for Winter

Although Yuma’s heating season is short, it still pays to ensure that your HVAC system is ready for the cooler months. HVAC winterization prepares your system to tackle the occasional cold spells and provides benefits that stretch far beyond the winter. Read on for some helpful winterization tips.

Ensure Your Home’s Insulation Is Adequate

Having enough insulation in your home will help prevent indoor air from escaping, reducing the stress on your HVAC system. Make sure different parts of your home are well insulated. A technician can help you verify whether your ductwork and other components of your home are appropriately insulated and repair or replace missing insulation.

Clean the Outside Unit

Clean your outdoor AC unit to keep your HVAC system running correctly and prevent the debris that’s accumulated in it throughout the year from continuing to sit inside during the winter, which is a big part of HVAC winterization. After turning off the power to the unit, remove the top cover and get rid of the debris that has collected inside using a shop vac. Clean the fins gently using a hose. Reattach the top cover after your unit dries thoroughly.

Change Your HVAC Filter

A quick filter change is the simplest way to keep your HVAC system functioning smoothly and help with HVAC winterization.

Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

Verify that your thermostat temperature matches the actual temperature in your different rooms. Inconsistencies could point to a problem with your HVAC system, thermostat, or insulation.

Keep Up With Preventive Maintenance

Having an HVAC professional inspect and tune up your system is critical. In case your system needs repairs, the HVAC pro will discover and complete them, helping you avoid costly repairs and inconvenient breakdowns later.

These HVAC winterization tips will help ensure you have a well-functioning heating and cooling system. Contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company for all your heating and air-conditioning needs in the Yuma area.