If you want to keep your family warm and comfortable over the winter season, it’s best to begin home maintenance right now. To get you started, we’ve put together a few simple HVAC tasks that you will be able to complete in no time.
Hire a Technician for a Winter Checkup
Before the cold weather really starts to kick in, you should definitely hire a technician for a winter checkup of your heating equipment. This will help maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the system, in addition to prolonging its life-span and reducing your utility costs.
Test Smoke Alarms and CO Detectors
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors will help keep your family safe during the winter season just in case your heating system suffers a major malfunction. If any of these devices throughout your home is not functioning properly, replace them right away.
Replace Your Thermostat
In recent years, many strides have been made in the technology utilized by thermostats. If you haven’t invested in a new model or are looking for additional features, picking one up before the winter season starts is a great idea.
Check for Adequate Insulation
If your home is a bit short on insulation in certain areas, then you will be unable to keep the heat in and the cold out. For those who don’t know a lot about insulation, your best bet is to reach out to an HVAC technician who can determine your needs and even help with the installation if needed.
Think About Installing a Zoning System
Even though traditional heating systems have effectively served billions of people over the years, they’re not very efficient, because an entire home must be conditioned even when only one or two rooms are occupied. With the use of a zoning system and multiple thermostats, you can concentrate your heating efforts only in the areas that require it.
If you need more expert assistance with home maintenance or have other concerns related to home comfort, the professionals at Beyer Boys can help. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of San Antonio and the surrounding areas since 1990.