With winter just around the corner comes the time to run your home's furnace. When first turning on your furnace for the winter, a loud unexpected noise is probably the last thing you want to hear. Still, typical furnace noises can be confused with noises that could indicate more serious issues with the heater. To help you pinpoint these serious issues, Spoor's Heating amp; Air Conditioning details six noises that you don't want to hear coming from your heater.
Be Sure To Dust
Not only can dust make your HVAC system work harder, but it can also negatively affect the air quality in your home. Beyond dusting furniture, try to hit those rarely dusted areas, such as fan blades, window sills, and vents. Removing excess dust from around your home will ensure that the air is able to easily pass through your ventilation system and will improve your guests' comfort while inside. Whether you have just a few friends and family over your home is at maximum capacity, dusting is an easy way to prep your HVAC system for the holidays.
Replace Your Air Filter
Speaking of excess dust, you should also be mindful to remove and replace any air filters around your home. Not only will this ensure that the HVAC system runs without issue, but it will also help keep the air cleaner despite the extra people and activity going on around the house. Air filters capture particles that are in the air, such as pollen, pet dander, odors, and of course, dust. Be sure to double check the size of your air filter before buying a new one and for those with severe allergies or many pets, an air filter with a higher MERV rating is right for you!
Keep It Cooler Than Usual
With extra bodies in the home, cooking, and mingling, temperatures can start to warm up pretty fast. Even if it's chilly outside, be sure to set the temperature down a couple of degrees before your guests start arriving. Just be sure to return your thermostat to its regular setting after everyone goes home. Notice your HVAC unit isn't cooling the way it should be or just want an updated system? A new air conditioner installation can help keep your home the right temperature while also potentially cutting down on energy and repair costs.
Tune-Up Before Festivities
HVAC maintenance can catch issues before they ruin your holiday. During maintenance, an HVAC technician will inspect your HVAC system to determine if there are any issues that need to be repaired before it becomes a major problem. A tune-up can also help your system last for longer, so it will see you through many more holidays to come!