With cold weather just around the corner, many homeowners wonder what they can do to help ready their home for the change in seasons. Use these tips to prepare your thermostat’s heating and air conditioning in Gaithersburg for winter weather. You can also watch our helpful videodiscussing the types and importance of thermostats.
Reprogram Your Thermostat
As it cools down outside, changing your thermostat’s settings is one of the simplest ways to help ensure your comfort at home. Programming it to go to a lower temperature overnight and while your family is out of the house can provide you with the luxury of not having to change the settings throughout the day.
Test Your Furnace
A common mistake made by homeowners is to wait until it’s already chilly outside to switch on their furnace. Even if it feels premature, it’s essential to test out both your wireless thermostat and your furnace before it gets too cold. Performing this step and finding that everything is in working order can give you peace-of-mind knowing that your heating will be ready to go as soon as cold weather hits. Additionally, if there is a problem, finding it early will give you plenty of time to have it fixed before HVAC maintenance companies hit their busy season. Failing to carry out this easy step could leave you in the cold, so simply switch your thermostat to a warm temperature and turn on the furnace to assess their function while the weather is still mild.
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Even after testing your furnace, it’s a smart move to have a professional come to inspect your heating and cooling system. With this type of service, you can expect the HVAC technician to clean dust and other debris from various part of the unit, check that all electrical connections are secure and functional, and ensure that the humidifier is in good condition. Additionally, he can test your WiFi thermostat to make sure that it is functioning properly. Scheduling preventive maintenance is an easy way to transition your thermostat between seasons and to help improve the function of your HVAC system.
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