4 Tips To Prepare Your Heating Unit For Winter

Any homeowner who has spent a winter or two along the Northeast Coast knows how brutal and unforgiving the winter weather can be. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, we here at AJM Mechanical HVAC know first-hand what the winters are like in the City of Brotherly Love.

At AJM Mechanical HVAC, the top choice for furnace installation in Philadelphia, we can help homeowners stay as comfortable as possible during winter with these four tips:

Replace the Filter

It is important to remember to replace any filters in your unit at least once a year. Not only can dirty filters lead to higher than normal energy bills, but they can also lead to occupants getting sick more frequently. Prolonged usage of a dirty filter will eventually lead to major malfunctions to the entire unit.

Give the Furnace a Good Cleaning

If you haven’t had to use your unit much so far this winter, there is a good chance your furnace has a decent amount of dust, debris and dirt lying dormant on it. Try to avoid running your furnace before you give it a proper cleaning. Doing so can make for a musky and dirty feeling in the house.

Don’t Block Any Vents

This may seem like a no-brainer, but plenty of us do it all the time. Sometimes, we rearrange the furniture and accidentally block a vent or two. This can cause your furnace to work harder to keep your home warm. This added pressure you put on your furnace can lead to possible breakdown of your furnace as you get later into winter.

Give Us A Call

Sometimes, you simply just have no idea how to work your furnace. We don’t blame you because they can be complicated for those who aren’t used to working with them. Fortunately, we’re familiar with your furnace system. Give us a call, and we’ll come out and inspect your unit to ensure it is in good enough condition to handle the incoming winter weather.

Anyone interested in more information on our services including furnace replacement in Philadelphia can reach out to us anytime at 215-298-4811.