Winter is coming to your Tulare, California, home, and now is the perfect time to whip your HVAC system into tip-top shape. While it is critical to have professional HVAC maintenance performed before the beginning of the winter season, there are a few DIY maintenance tasks that you can perform on your own to prepare.

Change Your Air Filter

Your air filter is responsible for trapping allergens and pollutants and preventing them from getting into your air supply as well as dirtying your HVAC system. In performing this function, your filter will eventually become dirty and clogged, which can restrict airflow and cause your system to have to work harder than it should. Always make sure to change your filter according to the manufacturer’s guidelines and check it regularly if your house is dusty or you have pets.

Clean Your Vents and Registers

A common place for dust and debris to hide is on or inside your vents and registers. When you allow this debris to build up, it can reduce the quality of your indoor air and also reduce the flow of air into the room. Overly clogged vents can cause your system to have to use more energy to get the room to the desired temperature. Use a brush attachment on your vacuum to gently remove the dust buildup.

Schedule Your Annual HVAC Maintenance

One of the best ways to prepare your system for the upcoming winter months is by scheduling your professional HVAC maintenance. During maintenance, your technician will inspect and clean all of your system’s components to ensure they are working properly and efficiently. They also will check airflow and address any issues that may be causing it to be restricted.

Don’t wait until winter to get your HVAC system ready. Follow the steps above and call us at 559-306-6433 today to schedule your maintenance service. One of our ZONE Air & Heating Inc. experienced professionals will get your system ready for the cold months ahead.

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