Fall has arrived and with it comes bonfires, cookouts, and colder weather. Cincinnati homeowners need to make sure their heating system is operating efficiently for the dropping temperatures. Nelson Comfort knows exactly how to get your system ready – with trusted HVAC service and maintenance.
After a long hot and humid summer, your heating system could have dust and condensation build up that needs to be cleaned. Our NATE-certified technicians will perform a routine cleaning of your entire system to strengthen its efficiency and service life.
Furnaces and heat pumps have filters that control the indoor air quality and airflow in your home. The air filters need to be cleaned and changed before using the furnace. You may find it necessary to change the air filter more frequently during the colder months, as your system is in use more frequently.
Once you have ensured that your system has been professionally cleaned and filters changed, investing in a dependable thermostat is the next step. A programmable thermostat is the best option for getting the most out of your heating system. Nelson Comfort will assist you in selecting a model that best meets your needs. Our NATE-certified HVAC specialists are able to advise you on choosing programming that will keep your home comfortable while improving efficiency.
If your home has fans and high ceilings, they can also be used during the fall and winter seasons. This fall, reverse the direction that air is moved inside your home via ceiling fan. If the fan is blowing air up, it will circulate the warm air more evenly throughout the rooms in your home. With evenly distributed air, your HVAC unit will run less often to maintain a comfortable home temperature.
The last thing to check prior to running your heating system is the area around your unit. You need to make sure anything that is flammable is removed to reduce the risk of an indoor fire. Anything that might block the airflow moving throughout your vents also should be cleared away. If you have anything obstructing the vents or registers, the heat cannot circulate properly and will give your thermostat a false reading. The false reading will tell your heating system to run longer and harder to achieve the desired temperature in your home. Blocked vents can also cause the system to overheat, leading to damage.
Don’t be caught unprepared when the cooler temperatures hit! Call Nelson Comfort and have a NATE-certified professional inspect your system to keep it running efficiently.