How to Prepare Your HVAC system for Chicago Winter
Autumn in Chicago brings mild weather, so this happens to be the best time to open your windows and let the fresh air in. However, the gradual fall of temperature should remind us that Winter is upon us. Due to Chicago’s continental climate, we should expect cold, breezy winter with occasional snowfall. If you want to get fully prepared for temperature extremes, you need to check your HVAC system.
There’s no better time for preventive HVAC maintenance than early Autumn. When the cold weather finally hits, you’ll have a fully operational HVAC, ready to keep your family warm and safe. Follow these tips to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, comfort and safety.
1. Replace Air Filters
Air filters should be replaced once in every 3 months. As most of the homeowners don’t pay attention to air filters during summer, we’re guessing that the time for filter replacement is now.
2. Clean the Air Ducts
Clean air ducts are the key to a safe environment and the HVAC longevity. Dirty and clogged ducts, filled with dust and allergens, are one of the biggest health hazards. When inhaled, these particles could cause uncomfortable allergy symptoms and, in some cases, they could even induce serious respiratory infection.
3. Vent Inspection
Turn your HVAC on and observe if the debris is flowing out. For a thorough inspection, call the team of HVAC professionals and schedule an appointment.