winterizing your HVAC systemThe winter months can be freezing cold in the Indianapolis area, so it’s important to ensure that your HVAC system is in good condition. Winter weather can affect your heating system and cause it to work harder than usual. Winterizing your HVAC system can help lower the risk of running into problems with it this season.

Keep Outdoor Units Clear

Snow and ice can build up around your HVAC system’s outdoor unit. This might not affect your heating system if you have a furnace. However, snow and ice around a heat pump’s outdoor unit could lead to major problems. This winter debris can restrict air flowing through your outdoor unit, which can cause it to break down or run more often than needed. Make sure you remove snow and ice around this unit before it has a chance to build up and block airflow.

Schedule a Tuneup

You don’t have to handle winterizing your HVAC system on your own. You should consider having a professional HVAC technician do a seasonal tuneup on your furnace or heat pump. This can help ensure that minor problems are dealt with early, so that they won’t turn into major problems. Ignoring these minor problems could result in having your heating system break down during winter. HVAC technicians can also make sure that your HVAC system is in excellent condition, so it can run efficiently all winter long.

Replace Air Filters

Throughout winter, you should replace your air filter in your HVAC system. This is an important part of making sure your HVAC system runs efficiently. You should plan to replace your air filter every month or two during the season.

If you need help winterizing your HVAC system at your Indianapolis home, please contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.