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January 20, 2020

Home HVAC Winter Maintenance Checklist

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In the heart of winter, walking into a heated home can be one of the best feelings in the world. However, when your HVAC system breaks down, your cozy festive season can quickly turn into the nightmare before Christmas. At Gold Star Services, we will guide you through important HVAC winter maintenance tasks to ensure you aren’t caught off guard by unexpected heating issues. In this article, we discuss how to take care of your unit during the colder months.

Besides HVAC maintenance, we also specialize in prompt heating and cooling equipment repair, replacement, and maintenance. Do you need emergency repairs or want to install a brand new, state-of-the-art system? Our talented team are here to take care of all your HVAC needs. Contact us today at 1-302-485-1649 to find out more.

  1. Replace or Clean Air Filters

Your heating system’s air filters prevent dirt, dust, and other foreign objects from infiltrating your unit’s inner workings. Over time, these filters can become clogged with debris, preventing air from flowing freely to and from the device. We recommend replacing or cleaning (if your system is outfitted with reusable filters) these parts regularly to ensure your heater can warm your home efficiently. Your replacement schedule will depend on the size of your property, usage, and whether you have pets. Typically, you should replace your filters at least once every three months.

  1. Dust Your Vents

Heating systems such as furnaces and heat pumps distribute warm air throughout your home using ducts. At the openings in each room, these ducts are covered by a grille that prevents objects (such as dirt) from entering the system. Like air filters, these vents can become clogged. Take a damp cloth and wipe each grille until it is clear of dust and dirt.

  1. Book an Inspection

While you can usually tell the difference between a clean or dirty air filter, many HVAC issues are less obvious. An HVAC technician has the experience, knowledge, and tools to sniff out potential problems that could cause your system to break down in the future. Whether it’s a refrigerant leak, electrical fault, or broken fan motor, the pros at Gold Star Services will diagnose and repair your heating issues in record time.

Get Your HVAC Winter Maintenance Checklist Today

Our maintenance checklists will guide you through the process of taking care of your heating equipment one simple step at a time. At Gold Star Services, our goal is to give you reliable heating or cooling, whether it’s explaining important maintenance tasks or replacing your old system with a more efficient state-of-the-art model. Contact us today at 1-302-485-1649 to schedule a home visit.

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