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A residential home in the Metro East that is covered in snow from a snowstorm and heated thanks to a quality furnace system from our HVAC experts.

How to Prepare Your Furnace for a Snowstorm

The Metro East area sees quite a bit of snow and ice each winter, which is why C&K Cooling and Heating is here to prepare you for the next snowstorm. The worst time to worry about a heater malfunction is in the middle of a major storm, so it’s a good idea to check your HVAC system before it’s needed the most. These tips will help you keep your family safe and warm when the weather outside is frightening. 

Make Sure Your Thermostat’s Accurate 

One of the reasons your furnace might not be performing correctly is that the thermostat isn’t providing an accurate temperature reading. Your home could be considerably colder or warmer than the reading you see, so it’s important to test the temperature inside with a different thermometer from time to time. Replacing the thermostat is a quick and easy fix if you find it’s not working properly. 

A person grabbing dust from an air vent in their Metro East home that needs to be inspected and cleaned by HVAC professionals to prepare furnace for a snowstorm.

Inspect and Clean Your Vents 

You can’t imagine how much debris accumulates inside of your air ducts and vents. Not only does this reduce the air quality inside of your home, but it can also make your furnace less effective. It’s a good idea to clean your vents routinely and to purchase extra filters for your HVAC unit so that you can change the filter in a pinch.  

Make Sure Your Insulation Is in Good Condition 

You could be spending way more on your heating bill throughout the winter than you should be. If your insulation is old or damaged, you’re letting heat outside of your home and forcing your furnace to work harder. You can recoup the cost of new insulation through the savings you see on your heating bill every month and your family will feel much more comfortable on those frigid winter nights.  

Have an HVAC Inspection Before a Snowstorm Strikes

Whether you’re noticing problems or just expecting a rough winter ahead, you should make sure you’re up to date with your HVAC maintenance. The best way to do this is to have the heating and cooling pros at C&K Heating & Cooling, Inc. perform an inspection. If we find something that’s not working, we can take care of your furnace repair quickly so that you’re ready to take on the winter cold. We serve the entire Metro East area. 

Prepare for the Worst and Hope for the Best 

A yellow and black backup generator for a residential home in the Metro East to prepare for a snowstorm and keep a furnace running.

You should have a plan in place just in case things go wrong during a snowstorm. If you lose power, having a backup generator will supply you with the power you need to continue heating your home. Some things aren’t foreseeable though, so when you need an emergency furnace repair, it’s important that you know who to call ahead of time. We can take care of all your emergency needs, with someone out to see you quickly. 

Learn More with C&K Heating & Cooling, Inc. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re prepping for the worst conditions of the year, or you’ve noticed a problem with your HVAC unit. Our professional heating and cooling experts can take care of the issue so that you can stay warm. If you need HVAC service in the Metro East area, fill out our contact form or give us a call at (618) 537-8888 to get started. 

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