Winter is your HVAC system’s time to shine. Before you switch on your furnace for the first time this season, there are a few steps you should take to make sure it’s ready. Here are a few easy ways to winterize your HVAC system.

1. Get HVAC Maintenance

The most effective way to get your heater ready for cold weather is with a professional tune-up. A maintenance appointment will clear out debris from the system and make adjustments to improve its performance and efficiency. Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping your furnace running reliably and at peak energy efficiency.

2. Freshen the HVAC Air Filter

Inside your HVAC system is a filter that pulls particles of dust, hair and even molds from your home’s air. These filters are disposable and should be changed every couple of months with a new, clean replacement. Skipping the replacement filter will not only reduce your furnace’s performance but also strain the system enough to lead to repairs and eventual replacement. During heavy-usage seasons like winter, you may even want to replace the air filter every month.

3. Change the Thermostat Batteries

If you have a modern wall-mounted thermostat, it’s most likely battery-powered. Dead batteries will shut down the thermostat’s ability to communicate with your furnace, leading to the heater’s inability to turn on. In fact, we often hear from homeowners who think their furnace has died when, in fact, it’s just the batteries. To prevent your thermostat from losing power during winter, replace the batteries during the fall.

Denver’s Trusted HVAC Services

Is your furnace ready for the cold weather? With this helpful list in hand, it’s easy to winterize your sytem. Our licensed technicians at Smith & Willis have kept furnaces in Denver running since 2002. When you need high-quality furnace maintenance, repair, or installation, look no further than us. Not only is our work high in quality, but it’s also priced competitively. We’ll make sure your home is warm and comfortable all winter long! We also offer air conditioning services. Call us today.