Preparing Your Home for the Heating Season

Warm summer weather can quickly take a plunge toward the cooler temperatures of fall and winter, sometimes literally overnight. Ensuring your home is ready for the heating season takes some time and effort, so it’s best to get started early. Here at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air, we know all the tricks for keeping your home warm and comfortable during winter. Take a look at these three tips for preparing your home for the heating season.

1. Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Winter is the busiest time of year for your furnace, which means you’ll need to change the air filter more frequently. A fresh air filter helps your furnace operate more efficiently and effectively. Plus, a filter will catch particles like dirt, dust, and dander from the air in your home. For the best results, we recommend changing your filter every other month during the heating season.

2. Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Air ducts may be out of sight and out of mind, hidden in the walls and ceiling, but they play a big role in your home’s comfort and efficiency. Over time, detritus like dirt, dust, pet fur, and even dead bugs can get caught in the air ducts. Cleaning them removes all of that unpleasant build-up. Not only does this make your home’s air cleaner, but it also reduces the risk of furnace fires.

3. Have Your Heater Inspected

Heaters are complex machines that should be inspected and tuned-up to keep them in good shape. Skipping maintenance leads to reduced comfort and higher heating bills. 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air will do an annual tune-up where we inspect the system for wear-and-tear and make the adjustments and repairs necessary to keep the heater at peak performance.

Reliable Heating Service

Getting your home ready for the heating season is as easy as that! When you follow the items on this checklist, you can feel confident that your home will remain warm and toasty during the coldest months in Asheville. For all of your furnace needs, from maintenance to repair and replacement, you can count on the knowledgeable team here at 1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air. We work with cooling systems too. Give us a call today to learn more.