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Stay Warm With These HVAC Tips For Winter Weather

Your furnace is the workhorse that keeps your home warm during winter months. View these HVAC tips for winter to keep it running all season.

Winterizing Your HVAC: A Comprehensive Guide to a Cozy Home

As temperatures drop, we rely heavily on our furnaces to keep our homes comfy during winter. However, it is not uncommon to experience problems or disruptions with your system during this time. To help you avoid potential issues, our expert technicians have identified a few of the most common problems HVAC systems face in winter and practical HVAC tips on preventing them.

CO Leaks

Carbon Monoxide (CO) leaks from a gas furnace are a serious safety concern during the winter when heating systems are in constant use. Protect your household by taking the following precautions:

  • Install CO Monitors: Place carbon monoxide monitors in strategic locations throughout your home, especially near common areas.
  • Regular System Maintenance: Schedule annual HVAC maintenance to detect and address potential issues that could lead to CO leaks.

Dirty Air Filters

Dirty or clogged furnace filters can hinder the efficiency of your HVAC system, leading to increased energy consumption and decreased heating performance. Dirty or clogged air filters can cause the furnace to overheat, damaging your system. You can prevent this issue by following this simple step:

  • Regular Furnace Filter Replacement: Check your air filters monthly, especially during the winter when the system is used frequently. Replace them as needed to ensure optimal airflow.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

A malfunctioning furnace thermostat can disrupt your HVAC system's ability to regulate temperature accurately. Avoid temperature inconsistencies and discomfort by checking for the following:

  • Battery Check: If your thermostat operates on batteries, replace them regularly to ensure the device functions correctly.
  • Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat: Today’s market offers many different smart thermostat options to help fit your lifestyle and needs. Atlas Butler can help you find the right solution for your home.

Preventive Furnace Maintenance

Don't let your HVAC system disrupt your comfort this winter season. Ensure the reliable performance of your heating system by scheduling annual furnace maintenance to identify and address any potential problems. Our expert technicians conduct comprehensive mechanical and safety inspections for carbon monoxide leaks, blocked flues, and excessive soot build-up before they escalate. With this proactive furnace maintenance approach, you'll enjoy lower utility bills and the reliable assurance of a warm, cozy home.

Call Atlas Butler 24/7 at 1-800-FURNACE to speak with a representative, or visit to schedule your furnace maintenance.

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