Winter is right around the corner in Fort Wayne. Before the temperature drops, you want to make sure that your house can handle the cold. If you’re one of the many Americans that dread the high utility bills that come with turning on your heat, then “Doc” Dancer has got some great HVAC Tips For Winter that can help keep you warm while keeping your utility bills low. Be comfortable this winter, and call “Doc” Dancer now before you turn your heat on for the first time this winter.  

Schedule an HVAC Inspection

The first of our HVAC Tips For Winter is to have your HVAC system inspected. This is something that you should do annually in the fall before it starts getting cold. Regular routine maintenance ensures that your HVAC system is running efficiently and can increase the life of your system. Like your car, the better you take care of it, the longer it will last. The same is true of your HVAC system. 

If you’re unsure if you’ll remember to get your HVAC system inspected regularly, then “Doc” Dancer can help. Sign up for our HVAC Maintenance Agreement to keep your inspections on a regular schedule. As part of the maintenance agreement, we’ll also inspect your air conditioning in the spring and offer discounts on service and labor! 

Change Your HVAC Air Filter

A clean HVAC system is a more reliable HVAC system. Throughout your house, dirt and dust accumulate in your vents and make their way toward the furnace. The dirt and dust are caught by your furnace filter. Replacing your furnace filter about every 90 days can keep the dirt and dust from accumulating. A clogged filter will slow the spread of heat in your home. 

Furnace filters come in many shapes and sizes. It can be a difficult process to figure out which size is the best for your furnace. We’ve partnered with FilterFetch, which sends you the correct filter for your system every 60 or 90 days depending on your system’s filter replacement interval. Now that’s a convenient solution to keep your house affordably warm this winter!

Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned & Sealed

Your air ducts help deliver the warm air to every room in your house. If you have lots of dust on furniture or flooring, that could be a sign that your air ducts are dirty. Having your air ducts cleaned is a great way to ensure your house stays at a consistent temperature and can help improve the air quality in your home as well. 

During an air duct inspection, your HVAC technician can tell you if your ductwork is properly sealed. If your ducts aren’t sealed, you could be losing as much as 30% of the air generated by your furnace. “Doc” Dancer can seal your ductwork with Aeroseal to keep the heat in your home. Once your ducts are sealed, you’ll notice less dust, a consistent temperature in every room as well as lower energy bills.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

New technology makes life more efficient, convenient, and accessible. Your HVAC system is no exception. There have been great improvements in thermostat technology that can help save you money in the winter. With many new smart thermostats, you can set and monitor the temperature from your phone or virtual assistant. You can also set schedules throughout the day. When you’re at work, you can set the heat to a lower temperature, and then have it rise when you get home. 

Another winter HVAC tip is to set your thermostat to 68° when you’re home and then lower it when you’re not home or asleep. According to the Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7° to 10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. 

Call “Doc” Dancer to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

For more tips, or to schedule your pre-winter HVAC System Maintenance, call “Doc” Dancer today. Be sure to check out our internet coupons for even more savings on HVAC service and upgrades for your home.