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Is Your HVAC Ready for the Cold?

It's been a mild winter so far, but the cold weather is still coming! The worst thing is to turn on your furnace on a freezing cold night and find out it's not working. Make sure your HVAC is ready for the cold by reading our tips below.

Test your Furnace You want to make sure your furnace works before the cold weather comes full force; turn your furnace on at least one time. There are multiple problems that can develop in your heating system during the off season that you may not know about, like small animals getting stuck in the ventilation systems.

Change Your Filter It's important to change your filters every 30-90 days, but it's especially important when we transition into the winter months. Dirt and other debris that get sucked into the HVAC system are the main cause that leads to a breakdown. Clean filters make your system run efficiently, saving you money on energy and repair bills.

Prepare Your Thermostat Older thermostats that use mercury tend to be very inaccurate, causing you unnecessary electricity usage and higher energy bills. Consider switching to a digital programmable thermostat, allowing you to control the indoor temperature, even while you're away, to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

Maintenance Your furnace has a flame inside and emits carbon monoxide and uses other natural gases to produce heat. These are volatile elements that we recommend you have inspected by a professional at least once a year to ensure your system is working safely and efficiently.

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your HVAC system operating as its best. Don't get stuck in the cold this winter and call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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