Polar Vortex Hits Loudoun County – Is Your HVAC System Ready?

Polar VortexWe’ve recently found ourselves in the midst of the coldest snap Loudoun County has seen in recent memory. The record lows brought by the Polar Vortex made down outerwear and comforters a must. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you have to wear your coat in your Loudoun County home, however; so its critical when temperatures are this low that you continue the maintenance of your Loudoun County home’s heating and AC unit.

Regularly scheduled maintenance by a Climatic technician can not only save you the hassle of dealing with an emergency when outside temperatures average 15 degrees, but it can also save you more than 10% on electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

If your system has a filter, a proper cleaning or its replacement can maximize your unit’s efficiency. Also, keeping the area around your furnace open and cleared of debris or obstructions can also help your unit work properly. Your unit needs air surrounding it to maximize its productivity.

Additionally, turning down the thermostat every time you leave the house for two or more hours, and every night before you go to bed, can also conserve money and extend the life of your unit since it takes less energy to warm up a cool house than to maintain a warm temperature all day and night.

These precautions will not only save you money on your utility bills, they can also prevent house fires. Dust and debris can build up inside your unit and when its put in use for the first time, it can catch on fire.

If, however, you find life gets in the way of your best intentions and you run into unexpected problems, Climatic Heating & Cooling offers 24-hour same day service to get you back up and running as soon as possible. Taking the precautions needed by keeping your unit on a routine maintenance schedule with us can go a long way towards giving you peace of mind and much needed warmth in the “Vortex.”

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