Everyone who lives in Indiana, Pennsylvania, knows that the seasons can be brutal. Winter is an especially trying time for any resident with temperatures sometimes shutting down entire school districts. Of course, the best way to prepare for the harsh winter weather is to check your HVAC system far in advance. Try following these tips to make sure that your system is ready to maximize energy efficiency this fall and winter:

Clean Around the Outdoor Unit

Before the cold returns, go outside and clean any debris that has collected around your HVAC unit. This is one of the simplest maintenance tasks you can commit to, yet it can save you from major efficiency issues. During the warmer months, pollen and other debris have likely built up around the outdoor and obstructed airflow. That impacts efficiency. Keeping the unit clean is important, especially as leaves start to fall.

Replace the Filter in Your HVAC System

Chances are you’ve been running your HVAC system every day to stay cool during summer. In order to ensure you have clean air to breathe this winter, change the air filter before starting the heater. Replacing it will ensure that it lasts all winter long without clogging up. If it does clog, it’ll obstruct airflow. As a result, your furnace will have to work harder to heat your home, which will increase energy costs.

Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

The final step in getting your HVAC system ready for autumn and winter requires a thorough inspection. A professional can perform preventive maintenance, which will maximize energy efficiency. The earlier you schedule it, the more money you’ll save through the heating season.

Between you and a professional service technician from Miller Plumbing & Heating, you’ll have your HVAC system running at its most efficient just in time for the changing season. Call us at (724) 349-6676 to learn more about staying comfortable while saving money this winter.

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