woman programming thermostat

How to Prep Your HVAC System for Cooler Weather

November 23, 2018

Winter is the time of year where you can easily waste energy and raise bills if you do not properly prepare or care for your HVAC system. You can save energy and keep you and your family comfortable by preparing your Aberdeen, North Carolina, home’s HVAC system for cooler weather by adding a programmable thermostat, using a humidifier, and conducting the proper maintenance for your heater.

Add a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help you with saving energy and keeping your utility bills low. You can set it to lower your home’s temperature while you’re away or asleep. That way, you can stay comfortable without using more power than you need or adjusting your thermostat manually every few hours. With many models, you can choose a different schedule for weekdays and weekends. Others have options for every day of the week and vacations. With many units, you can make last-minute changes wirelessly through your computer, your phone, or a remote control.

Use a Humidifier

When you use your heater, it reduces the humidity in your home. Dry winter air can lead to sore throats, nosebleeds, dry skin, eye irritation, snoring, static electricity, rashes, and other problems. A humidifier can prevent these issues and make your home’s air feel warmer. It can save energy by letting you use your furnace less. You can increase the value of your house by having a whole-home model installed in your HVAC system’s ductwork by an expert like Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration.

Maintain Your Heater

To make sure you’re ready for winter, have a professional check your heating system. You can make any repairs or improvements needed before you have to use your heater every day, and hidden issues won’t have a chance to get worse. To prevent breakdowns, change your air filter at least every few months, and keep snow, dead leaves, and other materials away from your outdoor unit.

Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical, Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 40 years of HVAC experience. We can help you and your family avoid being unprepared for winter and uncomfortable. Call us anytime at 910-338-3723 for friendly, stellar service.

Image provided by Shutterstock

You May Also Like

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Aberdeen, NC, Home

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Aberdeen, NC, Home

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality in your Aberdeen, NC, home is important for avoiding breathing problems like bronchitis or asthma. Here are four steps to take when you’re concerned with improving your home’s air quality and keeping your family safe. Replace the...

4 Signs You Should Replace Your HVAC System

4 Signs You Should Replace Your HVAC System

The HVAC system in your home is one of the biggest investments you will make. While every homeowner wants the longest life possible for this important system, there comes a time when you have to replace it. Making repairs to the system may cost you more than replacing...

3 Reasons to Consider a Whole-Home Air Cleaner

3 Reasons to Consider a Whole-Home Air Cleaner

Originally published in September 2017, updated March 2020. Is the air quality in your home not living up to your expectations? Many homeowners in Southern Pines, NC, and the surrounding area would agree. When standard air filters or even plug-in air purifiers aren't...

Why Choose Us

24/7 Emergency Service

NATE certified technicians

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Font Resize
Contrast

Pin It on Pinterest