How to Get Your Home Heating System Ready for Winter

Weather and temperatures in the Northeast are difficult to predict in the Fall. So, it’s important to ensure your home heating system is ready for anything, whether we’re lucky this year and enjoy mild temperatures into October or a cold snap appears on our doorsteps next week. Here are some tips from Crosstown Plumbing, a leading plumbing supply company in NJ.

  • Ensure Clear, Clean Airflow: 

Air filters should be replaced or cleaned properly to remove the dirt, dust, mold spores, and pollen of the summer months. This will ensure that the air coming into your home is properly filtered so that it is fresh, clean, and free of allergens. Replacing your filters is especially important if you are in a new home and are unsure when the filters were last replaced, or if you haven’t done it yourself in the last few years. It’s an affordable and effective way of supporting respiratory health. In addition, it will not only keep your home smelling great through the winter, but it will also keep your home heating system running smoothly.

  • Don’t Forget the Vents: 

All the vents in your home will need to be removed and thoroughly cleaned to ensure good indoor air quality and efficient operation of your home heating system. Once the vents are removed, gently clean the inside of your ductwork with a vacuum cleaner, being careful not to damage the ductwork. This is also a good opportunity to check for any leaks or damage to your ductwork that may require repair.

 

  • Clean the Outside Unit: 

 

First, switch your unit off fully, then use a garden hose to gently rinse the unit and flush away any grass, leaves, and dirt that may have accumulated over the months. Clear away any shrubbery, grass or dirt from the area around the unit. Look for any damage to your unit that may have occurred over the last few months, like bent cooling find or leaks, and contact your local plumbing supply company for spares or the name of a trusted HVAC specialist.

Get Your Hot Water Heater from Your Plumbing Wholesaler in NJ! 

For more than the last 25 years, Crosstown Plumbing Supply has been offering expert advice, tools, and products to homeowners and industry professionals alike. As a plumbing wholesaler in New Jersey with a reputation for customer service excellence and a team willing to go the extra mile, we’re the ideal partners for all your plumbing needs. We have a wide range of quality parts and home heating systems, including boilers, hot water heaters, and furnaces. What’s more, our customers benefit from our location in a 3.5% sales tax zone – making us the most affordable choice by far!