4 Steps to Prep Your Home for Winter

winterWinter is finally here in Southern California, and the colder, wet temperatures have already started to arrive. What are you expecting to come out of your vents when you turn your heater on for the first time this winter?

It’s important to remember that your system needs attention with each new season. Here are four things you can do to make sure your system is working at its best this winter:

  • Check the filters. We recommend changing your air filters at least four times a year, to help keep your air clean and your system running efficiently.
  • Watch out for debris around your furnace. If it’s flammable, it should not be near your furnace. Avoid safety risks in your home by keeping the areas surrounding your furnace clean.
  • Get your system checked by a professional before major seasonal changes. Without regular cleaning and inspection, your heating and air conditioning system can wear down prematurely, and the last thing you want is for your system to break down when the temperature is dropping, or warming up. Schedule a heating and air conditioning maintenance check before these temperature changes. Call a certified heating and air conditioning technician to make sure that everything is in order and that your heating system will be able to handle the cold.
  • Ask your local air conditioning and heating professional about a maintenance plan. By signing up, you know you’re giving your system regular, preventative care and yourself peace of mind that your system will work when you need it most. These plans are convenient, keep you on track, and can save you money, not only with each tune-up and future services, but for a long time to come by keeping your heating and air conditioning system running efficiently.

If you have any questions about your heating system this winter, or would like to schedule a check-up from a trusted professional, call RighTime Home Services in the Inland Empire at (866) 518-6480 or visit www.rightimeservices.com.