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Getting Your HVAC System Ready for Cooler Temperatures

Last updated 4 years ago

Winter is one of the peak usage times for your HVAC system, especially in Maryland. The last thing you want is a huge energy bill, let alone expensive repairs, in the middle of winter, so consider these HVAC maintenance tips to keep your home comfortable during the cooler months:

Stop Leaks
Even if you have the most energy-efficient furnace on the market, it’s still going to waste hundreds of dollars every year if your home has several air leaks. While it is important to have some ventilation throughout the home, it’s best to rely on your own ventilation system rather than several hidden air leaks of unknown size and quantity. Some culprits such as poor weatherstripping around the doors and windows are obvious, but others such as electrical and plumbing runs and ventilation leaks aren’t as conspicuous.

Insulate Properly
An estimated 80 percent of homes built before 1980 have inadequate insulation, usually in the attic. Even if your home is relatively new, there are several types of insulation products on the market that can provide noticeable energy savings and keep your home comfortable all year long. A home energy audit can help you identify the biggest sources of energy loss.

Schedule a Tune-Up
Preventative maintenance is essential for getting the most out of your HVAC system. A professional tune-up from an HVAC specialist typically involves a comprehensive cleaning and a thorough examination of all moving parts, fuel connections, and electrical connections. Many installations actually require regular professional tune-ups to maintain the manufacturer warranty.

Blue Dot Services of Maryland can help you prepare your HVAC system for the upcoming winter at a competitive cost. Our certified furnace repair specialists can perform a comprehensive 21-point check for all gas, electric, and oil heating systems. Schedule a check-up with a Blue Dot specialist and call (410) 698-6465 or contact us online today.


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