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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for the Upcoming Winter

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Winter has finally arrived! It’s something that many homeowners have looked forward to while others have dreaded the colder weather. Even if you do enjoy winter’s lower temperatures, there’s a good chance you like to be warm when you’re inside your home.

The best way to ensure that your heater is working great is by preparing your HVAC system for the upcoming winter. When you invest in preventative maintenance, ideally once in the Spring and once in the Fall, then you keep your HVAC working at peak conditioner year-round. If you’re ready to make winter HVAC preparation in Farmington, NM, now is the time!

Tips for a DIY HVAC Inspection

Before you call us, you may want to do a quick inspection of your own. While you don’t need to try your hand at DIY repairs without a professional, it’s easy to inspect your unit and take some steps to ensure you’ve done your due diligence as a homeowner. Follow these tips for the best results:

  • Replace your air filters on time, every time. This is perhaps one of the best ways to take care of your air conditioner. 
  • Turn off the power to your HVAC system and wait for the blower to stop before doing anything else.
  • Turn your unit back on after it has been off for a few minutes and listen closely for any unusual sounds. You may want to have one person stand near the inside portion of the unit and another person stand outside. Take note of any sounds that are out of the ordinary.
  • Check around your home for signs that your AC may not be working at its best. This can include moisture on or around your windows and dust or dirt around the vent pipe on your HVAC unit. 
  • Invest in an accurate room thermometer. When your AC is running, make sure that the room reaches your desired temperature. If not, your unit may not be efficiently heating and cooling your home. 

Take note of anything unusual and give our team a call if you have doubts or concerns. There is no problem that is too big or too small for us to take a look at. Remember, don’t try to troubleshoot problems after searching online for a DIY solution. Without a certified HVAC professional, you may do more harm than good. 

Complete this DIY HVAC diagnostic process twice each year – once in the Spring and once in the fall. Even if your system seems like it’s running great, we also need to take a look. We can help identify problems before they even begin to prevent damage to your unit. 

You may be wondering, why twice per year for maintenance? Well, once is for the cooling portion of your HVAC system and the other is for the heating portion. Each part of your system needs to be inspected once each year, ideally right after the heavy-use season. This means we look at your heater in the Spring after the strain of winter, and we look at your air conditioner in the fall after a hot summer. 

Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Give Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call to schedule an appointment and let us do it right the first time!

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