If you don’t feel warm enough in your home during the chilly winter months, consider the following pointers. Taking one or more of these steps can help ensure that your home is comfortable not only during this winter but also for many winters in the future.
1. Consider Investing in a New Heating System
Naturally, there are costs to consider when investing in a new heating system. However, there are instances when such an investment is your best or even only option. If your system is old, has had regular mechanical problems or is the wrong size for your home, consider new heating system options to choose the best for you. Cox Heating & Air Conditioning stocks a number of high-quality Carrier heating systems, including gas and oil furnaces, packaged system and mini-splits. What is more, we offer professional assistance to help you understand all your options.
2. Maintain Your Heating System
Even the best heating systems need regular maintenance in order to be effective. Schedule service with trustworthy technicians to keep your system working properly for the winter. Additionally, make sure to perform certain tasks to keep your HVAC unit in good working order, including replacing air filters as often as needed, cleaning registers and removing clutter from around the furnace.
3. Check for Leaks
A home that doesn’t maintain a comfortable temperature does not necessarily signal HVAC problems. If your HVAC is relatively new and has been regularly maintained, you may need to check your home for leaks. Air can leak from holes in the roof, cracks in window panes and under doors. In other instances, faulty ductwork may need to be repaired in order to plug leaks.
4. Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
If you have regular headaches, feel weak or dizzy and/or experience shortness of breath in your home, then carbon monoxide poisoning may be the cause. Carbon monoxide gas is odorless, and many people don’t realize that it’s in the air until it’s too late. Keep your home both safe and comfortable this winter by investing in carbon monoxide detectors for every single room in your home. Have a professional install the devices and check the batteries twice a year. If the carbon monoxide alarms go off, get everyone out of the home and then call your local police or fire department.
You deserve a comfortable home, particularly during the cold winter months. If your home feels uncomfortably cold or you find yourself feeling chilly in one or more rooms of the home, consider the tips outlined above. Our professional certified HVAC technicians are an excellent resource for addressing any problems you encounter. If you want to schedule an appointment, contact Cox Heating & Air Conditioning today.