HVAC Maintenance for After the Holidays

HVAC Maintenance for After the HolidaysNow that the holidays are over and the new year has begun, you can sit back, catch your breath and enjoy a well-deserved break. Afterwards, it’s a good time to give your HVAC system some maintenance TLC so you know it’s going to stay running reliably and efficiently for the rest of the winter. Here’s some helpful advice on various post-holiday HVAC maintenance tasks you should tackle:

Re-check Your Thermostat Settings

If you find that your energy bills are high this winter, now is the perfect time to do a re-check of your programmable thermostat settings. Make sure you’ve programmed in daily setbacks of eight degrees, ideally for long periods like overnight, or during the day when everyone is at work or school.

Change Your Thermostat Batteries

While you’re working around the thermostat, you have an ideal opportunity to grab some fresh batteries and take a minute to install them. This an important task if you want to preserve your settings and programming, because your wired thermostat needs reliable backup batteries to stay running if there’s a mid-winter power outage.

Inspect Your System’s Air Filter

If you slipped up during the hectic weeks before the holidays and forgot about checking your HVAC air filter, don’t put it off any longer, because making monthly filter checks is one task that shouldn’t be neglected. It may seem like a trivial chore, but running your HVAC equipment with a clogged filter can restrict airflow and reduce its energy efficiency, but it can also damage the components or cause an emergency shutdown from overheating.

Clean and Check All HVAC Registers

If you want to enjoy even heating and consistent temperatures in all the different rooms of your home, all of your HVAC supply and return registers need to stay open and unobstructed. Just take your vacuum cleaner along as you go from room to room, and clean every register and make sure each one is completely open and not blocked by anything that could impede airflow.

For personalized HVAC maintenance advice for your Middletown home, contact us today at C.R. Wolfe Heating & Air Conditioning.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 845-367-4482. 

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