As the leaves begin to fall and the days get shorter, it’s time to start getting your home ready for the winter season. This can mean closing the pool, insulating your home, and other routine winter maintenance. However, did you know one of the most essential winter maintenance tasks is preparing your HVAC system? No one wants to deal with a broken system in the dead of winter. Here are a few key ways to make sure your HVAC system is ready for winter:

Replace Filters

As a rule of thumb, it’s best to change dirty filters once a season. After your air vents aren’t used for a while, dust, dirt, and debris can start to build up. When you turn your heat on for the first time without cleaning or replacing the filters, this debris can be circulated through the house, and it can even cause the system to break down. It’s a good idea to get your filters replaced before the cold air settles in to prevent air pollutants from contaminating the air in your home. In fact, it is recommended that you turn on your furnace three times before you really need it.

Protect your Pipes

It’s important to start being aware of the temperature inside your home to make sure your pipes don’t burst or crack from cold temperatures. A good way to do this is to insulate your home for the winter if you haven’t already done so. Additionally, keep the temperature in your home above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, even when away from home, to protect the pipes. It may be a good idea to install a smart thermostat so you can monitor the temperature inside your house on the go. Also, be sure there is no abnormal temperature difference between the upstairs and downstairs area of your home.

Complete HVAC Maintenance

You don’t want to find yourself without a working HVAC system on a freezing winter day, so it’s a good idea to get any maintenance your system needs finished before you even need it. Our expert personnel will check all facets of your HVAC system and make any required repairs or replacements.

Regular maintenance can ensure that your system won’t fail when you need it most. It can also help lower your energy costs by making sure the system is running as effectively as possible.

Contact A+ Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling

Our professional HVAC technicians will ensure your system is ready to keep your family warm all winter long. We offer replacements, repairs, and 24/7 emergency maintenance. Contact Erik Kauppila at (603) 518-5777 or send an email to