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Maintenance Tips for Protecting Your HVAC System This Winter

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Keeping your heating and cooling system in good condition should always be one of your top priorities. The last thing you want to worry about in the winter is a malfunctioning HVAC system. Fortunately, you can keep your equipment in top shape with the help of an experienced provider of residential heating services

Here are some maintenance tips that can help protect your HVAC system from damage during the cold winter months. 

Schedule a professional inspection and maintenance. Experienced heating and air conditioning contractors agree that HVAC equipment needs to be maintained at least once a year. Routine inspections and care will not only contribute to the smooth performance of your HVAC system, but will also aid in the early detection of carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a dangerous issue that comes with serious health risks. 

Replace your air filter regularly. Dirty air filters are among the common causes of malfunctions in heating and cooling systems. If someone in your family has asthma or allergies, you may need to replace it more frequently. Your contractor may suggest doing this every one to three months. Moreover, regularly replacing the air filter can help improve the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC system. It will also aid in maintaining good indoor air quality. 

Avoid placing anything flammable near your furnace. Many household items are fire hazards, meaning it’s best not to place anything near your furnace. Obstructing your equipment can also reduce its efficiency because it will prevent warm air from circulating throughout your living space. Placing furniture near the furnace can also make it difficult for your technicians to service it.

At Shackelford Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help you maximize the performance of your heating equipment. You can also count on our experienced team for quality residential air conditioning service. Give us a call at (608) 530-0667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. 


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