The long tropical summer in Savannah, GA stretches into October, but the heavy heat and humidity won’t last forever. During the coming winter we can expect average lows around the mid-40s. If you haven’t thought much about your home’s heater during the summer—and no one could really blame you—now is the time to think about how to get ready for winter.
Here are some tips for the upcoming heating season so you’ll get off to as problem-free a start as you can. If you need professional assistance for heating in Savannah, look to AAction Air and our team of NATE-certified technicians to keep you warm.
- Change the air filter: If you have a furnace or heat pump—any heating system that uses forced air—you’ll need to change its air filter before you start regularly using your system. A clogged filter can lead to reduced air flow, dust build-up, and possible damage to the internal components. During the heating season, change the filter once a month.
- Update your thermostat: If you are still using a manual thermostat, get a digital model installed. If you have an older digital thermostat, get a programmable model installed. The precision of a programmable digital thermostat will give you better control over the heat inside your home, and you’ll save money with the automated functions that will only use energy when necessary.
- Schedule preventive maintenance: Before the cold arrives, and while HVAC companies have more open appointment calendars, schedule a maintenance visit for your heating system. You should have a check-up on your heater done at least once a year, and right before winter is the best time. A maintenance technician will see that the components of your heater are in good working order and not suffering from extra stress; make fine-tuning adjustments; check air flow and heating performance; and spot anything that might need repairs. After a maintenance visit, you’ll have extra assurances for a trouble-free season.
- Don’t ignore your AC: The heating season in Georgia can still contain some warm surprises, with average highs during November and December of 65°F—so make sure that you also change the filter on your air conditioner and that you don’t let any malfunctions go without repairs. You may end up needing your air conditioner cooling you off sooner than you think.
If you want to get started right now with your heating season preparations, then call AAction Air and enroll in our maintenance program. Our 34-point checklist will have your heater ready for nearly anything. Make heating in Savannah easy instead of a chore: contact AAction Air today!