How Winter Weather Can Impact Your HVAC System

HVAC systems are essential for providing a comfortable living environment in your home. However, the winter season can greatly affect your HVAC system because it causes your HVAC system work twice as hard.

Here are a few tips to help get your HVAC system ready for winter.

Check Thermostat

In the winter season you adjust your thermostat to ensure you stay comfortable as the outdoor temperatures begin to drop.

Consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat is programmable and controls both heating and cooling.  It can be set to change based on the outside temperature. It’s a great way to keep your home comfortable and save money. If you’re interested in having a smart thermostat installed in your home, talk to one of the professionals at Farrell Plumbing & Cooling, Inc.

Replace Air Filters

Air filters are meant to provide a clean, healthy airflow throughout your living spaces. They are your first line of defense against dirt, dust, and allergens in your air. If your air filter is not clean it impacts the efficiency of your HVAC system. It is important to replace your air filter every 90 days or every season. Replacing your air filters in a timely manner will provide you with cleaner air and help you save on energy costs.

Pipes Freezing

Even if you’re living in a fairly warm temperature you can’t entirely eliminate the possibility of  pipes freezing. This happens when ice is allowed to build in the pipes and sometimes causes bursting. If your HVAC system ever falls into such a situation, turn off the water to your home and call your HVAC technician at Farrell for repairs.

Keep Your Home Clean

An HVAC system is designed to pick up dirt, dust, and other allergens to provide your home with fresh air. A deep clean of your home will reduce the number of pollutants in the air which can trigger allergies or asthma for some people. Good housekeeping will also minimize the amount of dirt, dust, and debris that gets cycled through the HVAC system allowing your air filters to last longer and work more efficiently.

Schedule Regular Check Ups

For your HVAC system to work more efficiently and to prevent major problems from occurring schedule a maintenance appointment. The service technicians at Farrell Plumbing & Cooling will perform precision tune-up, safety check, a variety of maintenance tasks and notify you if there are any issues. Fall is the perfect time to schedule an annual HVAC checkup because it will help you prepare for the cold winter months.

Call McAllen Valley Area HVAC Maintenance Experts

To learn more about keeping your HVAC unit safe from the snow or when you need an AC repair in McAllen, Weslaco TX and South Texas, contact us at (956) 998-3444 to schedule a preventive maintenance appointment.