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Winter is Here! Are You Ready?

The popular phrase, “Winter is coming”, is over.  Winter is here!  Are you prepared? Action Air says it’s not too late to get your act together and get prepared.

There are 4 things you need to do and do now:

  1. Change your furnace filters
  2. Prep your fireplace
  3. Improve you insulation
  4. Have Action Air out to visit. Make an appointment here.

Change your filters:  The easiest HVAC maintenance task is also one of the most important. Dirty filters prevent heated air flow. As a result, your system expends more energy getting less heated air to your home and the harder your system has to work, the more likely it is to break down—which means you spend more money on expensive repairs. Do yourself a favor and change the filters once a month to keep your system operating smoothly all year.

Prep your fireplace:  A fireplace is a cheery source of heat on a cold winter’s day, but only when they’re kept up with regular TLC. You should have a chimney sweep performed at least once a year. Professional chimney cleaners can remove creosote buildup—a mixture of tar, soot, and debris—which can ignite and cause fire damage if not properly treated.

Improve your insulation: Your home’s heating amounts to a lot more than just a furnace. It’s a complicated system made out of vents, ducts, wiring, and registers—all of which operate more efficiently in a home that’s properly insulated. Take a moment to inspect your insulation, particularly in your attic and crawl space. Look for water damage on the ceiling and attic walls, because water infiltration can render insulation ineffective. If you have questions about your insulation, call Action Air to perform a professional insulation inspection. Inspectors will measure airflow, and they can tell if your insulation has gaps or is inadequate. They’ll also seek out signs of pests like rodents and roaches, critters that love to stow away in attics during cold weather.

Have Action Air out to visit: Because HVAC systems are complicated, it’s good to get some help from the pros. Action Air gives you expert-level inspection from a trained specialist. During these service visits, our technicians check the wiring and look for damage and clogs in your unit. They’ll also seek out holes and cracks that can lead to carbon monoxide leaks, which makes these inspections extra valuable to your family’s health and happiness. Last of all, Action Air  inspectors make recommendations for how to get your system more energy efficient, such as improvements to ducts and duct insulation, air sealing, and ventilation. Fixes like these could save you hundreds each year in reduced energy costs—now that should make you feel all warm and cozy inside!

 

We’ve been providing the Clarksville area with heating, cooling, sales and service since 1979.  We have certified service technicians, qualified installers and a knowledgeable sales staff.  When You Need Action, Call Action Air!

 

Schedule today by calling (931) 647-8525 or click here to make an appointment.

 


Source: https://modernize.com/home-ideas/38644/hvac-winter-maintenance-guide