Thanks to Mother Nature, you may not be able to control the elements but you can certainly make sure your heating and cooling system is prepared for their extremes. It’s simple really when it’s too cold you need your heater to do its job, and when it’s too hot, you need your air conditioning to do its job. However, without proper winterizing, your Broken Arrow, OK. heating and cooling system will have a hard time keeping your home warm during the cold winter months.
Here are some tips from your local heating and cooling system experts at Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning on how to prepare your heater for winter.
Preparing Your Heater for Winter
- Change your Air Filters – For some reason, no one likes changing filters whether it’s for their Brita or in their vents but it’s an easy task that will increase airflow to your heating and cooling system. Air filters are usually located behind a vent grill in the wall or ceiling, or a single filter is located in the HVAC system itself. Swapping them out on a regular basis saves you service disruption later.
- Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that claims thousands of lives every year. This is why regular testing or replacing of your carbon monoxide detectors is imperative to ensure they are working and keeping your family and the air inside your home safe. You can read more tips on how to protect your home on the CDC National Center for Environmental Health site.
- Check your Thermostat – This may sound obvious but make sure to turn the thermostat on and switch to the heat setting. Set the temperature to a few degrees warmer than the room is currently. After a minute you should hear the heater kick on. If you don’t, make sure the wires are secure and the power source to the HVAC is also turned on. If still nothing, call Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning.
- Ignitor Switch – When dealing with an older system you may have to relight the pilot. But, if you have a newer system, you likely have an electronic ignitor. If the ignitor isn’t working press the reset button and check the breaker. If it still isn’t turning on, call Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at (918) 209-3306. Our HVAC techs will get your heating and cooling system back on track, ASAP!
How do you Winterize a House in Utah?
If you live in a place like Utah with cold winters you may be asking yourself, “Do you need to winterize a furnace?” The answer to this question is, yes!
When winterizing your home, insulation is key. Make sure any common draft-producing areas are well covered.
The usual suspects include:
- exterior walls
- and doorways
Insulate where you can for rooms, and for leaky windows or doors, you can add weatherstripping or caulk trouble spots.
To winterize the furnace within your home make sure to check on these areas:
- Clean or replace filters
- Clean furnace interior
- Make sure all vents are unobstructed
- Check exhaust flue
Mullin Heating & Air Conditioning will Make sure you are comfortable in your Home
The team at Mullin Heating and Air Conditioning in Broken Arrow is here to help and meet any of your heating or cooling system needs. We can answer your questions whether they are about why your central heater stopped working, or if you want to know if a gas or electric system is better– we’ve got you covered.