How to Maintain Your HVAC Unit This Winter

How to maintain your HVAC unit this winter to avoid breakdowns during the coldest night of the year.  Though Albuquerque basks in 310 days of sunshine, combined with a mild, dry climate we are still subject to lower temperatures during winter months.  

How to Maintain Your HVAC Unit This Winter

As the leading heating and air conditioning business in the area, we recommend routine checks on your HVAC system.  It’s important to understand and be prepared for a few common problems:

Frozen pipes are rare in our area but they do happen.  According to Consumer Reports, frozen pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage when artic winds blow.   HVAC units fall into that category.  On extremely cold nights allow faucets to drip cold water, keep garage doors closed and don’t turn down the thermostat to save a few bucks on heating bills. 

A faulty thermostat is another familiar problem. More than likely the fault lies with the thermostat itself.  Other times a damaged furnace can be the culprit.  Schedule an appointment with a professional HVAC repair company to trouble shoot problems before they turn into major headaches.    

Clogged air filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failures. The system sucks air into the filter via intake ducts. Filters clogged with debris may force the motor to work harder, which can in turn cause the unit to overheat.  In extreme situations a clogged filter can cause an HVAC system to smoke. Change filters regularly to extend the life of your unit.

Over time, fins and coils become covered with dust and debris.  Dirty fins and coils impede airflow, making the unit work harder and causing unnecessary wear and tear.  Keeping the unit free of dirt and dust will help it to run more efficiently during freezing weather.

Polar Heating and Refrigeration services all brands and gives a 10-year warranty on parts. We are available to convert your heating and cooling system in the spring and fall, and service it whenever you feel it needs some extra care.

It takes a lot of great customer service to stay successful for over 30 years. Punctuality, reliability, sincere care for customers, a sound understanding of heating and cooling systems and availability 24/7 are some of the qualities that have led to the long-time success of Polar Heating and Refrigeration. You can be sure of our high and consistent quality of service. To schedule an appointment call (505) 250-2329.