Winter is here. You need to prepare your Leawood, Kansas, home for the brunt of it. Part of your preparation should include regular HVAC maintenance. Below are four common HVAC winter problems you need to address.
Clogged Air Filters
This is the easiest problem to fix. As your heater is operating, an air filter catches the dust and debris that would otherwise circulate through your home. Turn off your heater and check to see if you need to replace your air filter so that your heating system works efficiently.
Any part of your HVAC system that uses water to function can be in danger during the winter if you don’t protect their pipes. Components such as water heaters, steam radiators and boilers can’t work properly if they aren’t getting water because of a frozen pipe. These pipes might also burst, causing more damage to your home. Have a service technician inspect your system to see if it’s properly insulated.
Carbon Monoxide Leaks
As your HVAC system works overtime to keep your home comfortable, it gets worn out over the years. A few issues like poor ventilation or damaged parts can cause carbon monoxide leaks. Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector. If it goes off, take your family out of your home and call an HVAC service technician immediately.
Unbalanced heating in your home can happen for a multitude of reasons. Leaks through windows and doors may be the culprit. Leaks in your ductwork could also lead to unbalanced heating. Whatever the reason, schedule a routine checkup every year with your local HVAC company. An experienced service technician can help you seal your home properly so you can enjoy more of the heated air you’re paying for.
To prepare your HVAC system for the winter, give our team at Air-Pro Comfort Systems a call at 913-521-8812 and schedule a maintenance visit. An HVAC service technician will make sure your system is working properly so you can stay warm without wasting energy.
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