The summer is ending and the nights are beginning to feel chilly. It’s almost time to turn on the furnace and warm up your home. It’s important to make sure that your HVAC system is in good shape before the first cold snap arrives – and we know how quickly that can happen in Calgary! ZAZAC Building Energy Efficiency Inc specializes in the HVAC Calgary trusts. We have put together these tips to help your HVAC to run smoothly (and warmly!) and winter long.
Change the Air Filter in Your HVAC System
This might seem like a basic step, but it’s often overlooked. Dirty filters can cause problems for your HVAC system. They may prevent your system from heating your home efficiently. This will cause your system to use more energy than it would use ordinarily. This will lead to a higher energy bill throughout the winter. Change your filter before the cold weather arrives and save money!
Clean the Air Vents
This is another basic step, but equally important. Dust and debris can accumulate in vents and can cause blockages and inefficient airflow. Cleaning out the vents will improve the airflow and also increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Winterize and Cover Your Outside Air Conditioning Unit
If you have an outdoor air conditioning unit, it is important to protect your unit against snow and ice. Other debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt may accumulate inside the unit. It’s a good idea to clean your unit before the winter begins. Once your unit is clean, you should cover it with a waterproof cover to prevent moisture from building up over the winter.
Turn on Your Furnace Before the Winter Begins
Turn on your furnace a few times to ensure that everything is working properly before the winter arrives. It is better to catch problems before Calgary gets slammed with a polar vortex. This will ensure that you are prepared if an unexpected cold snap occurs.
Schedule Regular Maintenance of Your HVAC System
We suggest having your HVAC system inspected and maintained every spring and fall. The experts at ZAZAC Building Energy Efficiency Inc will complete a thorough examination of your HVAC unit. This will ensure that your HVAC system is running at peak efficiency and will reduce your energy bill.
Call ZAZAC Building Energy Efficiency Inc today to learn more about the HVAC Calgary trusts. We are experts in HVAC maintenance, installation, and repair.