While the weather may still be warm and the feeling of summer still hasn't left yet in Northwest Indiana, there's plenty to think about when it comes to your HVAC system. To steal a phrase from a popular TV show, winter is coming and it'll be time for your heating system to kick into high gear. Here's a look at why thinking about your HVAC system now is important and what you need to keep in mind as the cold months start creeping in.
Winter can be brutal on your HVAC system
The heating and cooling effectiveness of your HVAC system is important during all seasons, but winter is one of the worst times to have to deal with problems with your home’s heating system. During the summer, a faulty HVAC system can cause discomfort in the boiling heat, but it cannot compare to the more serious issues a faulty heating system can bring. You can't fix the extreme cold with space heaters and below freezing temperatures can pose a dangerous situation for you and your family.
What threatens your HVAC system in the winter?
Heavy snowfall and ice-cold winds can put a serious dent in the longevity and productivity of your system. If you know of any issues that are causing issues with your system, now is the time to get them fixed. Waiting until the winter months can cause even more issues, provide a more uncomfortable experience waiting for your HVAC system to be repaired and cost more money.
Things you can do now
There are a few regular steps that you can take now to make sure that your system is running at max efficiency. This includes: