As the temperature starts to drop, turning up the heat is a good winter relief. However, without knowing the best practices in heating your home, you’ll end up paying for high utility bills.

It’s time to be a wise homeowner! Here are winter HVAC comfort facts you should know:

Clean air filters not only promote healthier indoor air; they also improve longevity.
We all know what air filters do. However, the air filter’s job does not end in trapping allergens, dust, and rubbish materials. It also prevents damage in the internal components of your system, reducing the need for repairs and prolonging your system’s lifespan.

Ignoring unusual sounds can be costly.
HVAC systems makehumming noises when they operate. Heat pumps produce wooshing sounds when the valves shift to defrost mode, while compressors may sound louder than usual. All of these are common during the winter.

However, if your unit produces clanking noises or other unusual sounds, then something’s wrong in your HVAC unit. It can be a sign that it needs repair or parts replacement. If you’re not sure, it’s best to contact a professional.

Do not leave your portable heater unattended.
During the holidays, our homes become susceptible to fire-causing elements, like decors, blankets, curtains, and gift wrap. If you’re using a portable heater, it should never be left unattended. Turn it off before going to sleep and if no one is around.

Sign up for annual maintenance or tune-up service before the cold sets in.
This is the most crucial fact every homeowner should know about. To stay comfortable during the holidays, do not forget to sign up for annual maintenance or have your HVAC tuned-up before the winter. A professional service will ensure that your system won’t cause you any trouble while you’re spending precious time with your loved ones.

Need more cool HVAC facts like these? Contact us at Iceberg Mechanical Corp. today!