HVAC/R Specialists Serving Reading & Berks County

Your Ultimate Winter HVAC Checklist

This checklist will help you keep your HVAC system in perfect working order in preparation for the cold and long winter season.

Consider weather stripping/insulation.

Sometimes a functioning HVAC unit isn’t enough to keep your home warm and cozy all winter. If there are spaces or cracks between windows, doors, or even the roof, the temperature-controlled air will find a way to escape into the outside world, causing your system to work harder when it doesn’t need to. Adding more insulation in your attic or even putting weather stripping on your doors and windows can help keep the warm air inside and the cold air outside.

Remove clutter, plants, and debris.

Cleaning the area around your HVAC unit can help prevent blockages from occurring. Removing any plants or vegetation from around your unit will also prevent them from growing over the unit and causing damage.

Change dirty air filters

Changing your air filters will only take a few minutes of your time. We recommend changing or cleaning your air filters once every few months to ensure that nothing is blocking the airflow in your home.

Schedule regular preventative maintenance

Making preventative maintenance cleanings part of your winter checklist will ensure that your system is in optimal condition to be run throughout the winter.

Test your system 

It is important to give your system a test run or two to ensure that it can reach the set temperature and that all aspects of the unit function adequately. If it can’t, or the unit shuts off, your system may have a problem, and you will need a professional to fix it. This ensures that both you and your system have the confidence to run throughout the brutal winter.

Seek Professional Help

Scheduling an appointment with a service technician to review and approve your system is always a great idea to give you peace of mind. There are some features of your HVAC unit that only a trained and licensed professional should be handling. To request a technician to come and check your system, call our office number or fill out the form on our website. At ACS, we value your comfort because we can’t sleep at night until you can.