Three HVAC Maintenance Tips for Winter
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Three HVAC Maintenance Tips for Winter

The winters in Minnesota can get awfully cold, and they can feel even colder when you get that first big heating bill. They can also take their toll on your heating and cooling system. Fortunately, with a little attention to regular maintenance, you’ll see lower heating bills and experience a more comfortable home all winter long. And keeping up with minor maintenance when it’s needed is the key to avoiding expensive repairs down the road.

In this post from Budget Exteriors in Minnesota, we’re sharing our top HVAC maintenance tips for your home this winter. To schedule your next furnace inspection, give us a call today!

1.   Replace or clean your air filter.

One of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system and the air quality inside your home is to replace your air filter regularly. When your air filters fill up with dust, dirt, and debris, air can’t flow through easily, which means your system has to work much harder to keep up. This can cause your furnace to wear out sooner than expected.

And during the winter months, it’s even more important to replace your air filter regularly to clear out all of the allergens and microbes in your home’s ventilation system. For best results, replace your filter at least every 90 days. If you have a big family or pets, you’ll want to change your air filter as frequently as once a month.

2.   Check the batteries in your home’s carbon monoxide detectors.

With your furnace running around the clock during the winter months, it’s important to regularly check the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors. The chance of a carbon monoxide leak associated with central heating is extremely rare, especially if your system is functioning correctly. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Use your phone calendar to schedule monthly carbon monoxide detector checks and you’ll never have to worry about it.

3.   Schedule annual HVAC maintenance inspections.

With regular HVAC maintenance inspections, a technician can clean your furnace and give it a tune-up while checking everything to make sure it’s functioning at maximum efficiency. We can identify any potential problems and address them early, extending the lifespan of your furnace.

Schedule Your Winter Furnace Inspection

Are you spending more than you should be on your monthly energy costs? Is your home cold in some spots even when you’re running your heater constantly? If so, it’s time to schedule a furnace inspection from Budget Exteriors. To schedule yours, call us at 952.887.1613 or contact us online.

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