Things to Do to Get Your Heating Ready for Cold Season

Home in the wintertime. Northern’s One-Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Ramsey, Minnesota.

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While it’s still nice and warm outside, it is never to early to start preparing for the intense winters we face every year in Minnesota. A few simple, painless steps can keep you ahead of the game and warm in your home, safe from the frigid temperatures to come. Here are some things to do now to get your heating system ready for the winter season. And remember, Northern’s One-Hour Heating and Air Conditioning is a trusted name in HVAC services, and the team is ready to help you with any of your heating needs.

Regularly Change Your Filters

This tip needs to be taken seriously year-round, not just in wintertime. It may be easy to overlook, but you should be changing out your HVAC filters every month – or at least checking on them to make sure they’re not too dirty. This will not only ensure that you have clean air (and no chance of a rare but possible fire hazard), it will also save you money on your electric bills. When your HVAC unit has to push cool or warm air through a clogged filter, it has to work harder and use more energy. So for the sake of comfortable temperatures in your home, as well as to save money, clean your filters and vents regularly.

Routine Maintenance

Just like any appliance, routine maintenance is the key to optimum performance and longevity. The reality is that a major HVAC malfunction could be an expensive fix, and if it occurs in the winter, it could compromise your family’s safety and comfort in the brutal cold. Having routine maintenance performed at least once annually is ideal – however, it’s a good idea to get your HVAC unit looked at every 6 months. That way, anything that seems off can be a quick fix, as opposed to an emergency later.

Northern’s Is Ready When You Call

At Northern’s One-Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we want you to be as proactive as possible when it comes to the comfort and safety of your home in winter. That’s why we offer some of the highest quality, competitively-priced HVAC maintenance services in the area. You don’t want anything to happen when you least expect it to, and we feel the same way. With below-zero temperatures, that’s a risk you cannot afford. Call us today at 763-412-1197. We service the surrounding area of Minneapolis. And keep in mind that we are always on time or you will not pay a dime – that’s our promise to you!

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