When winter hits, it becomes more important than ever for you to make sure that your HVAC system is up and running. After all, nothing is as frustrating as needing heat when the temperatures start to drop. If you have a packaged rooftop unit (RTU) HVAC system in your home—then there are a few things that you can do in order to make sure that your unit can handle the extra pressure during this time of year.
Now that winter is upon us, there are several things that you can do in order to make sure that your rooftop unit is working during the colder months.
- Change Your Filters
- Don’t Panic if You Smell Burning
When you first start up your roof top unit for the first time, you may smell burning. In some situations, you may even see some “smoke.” This isn’t a cause for panic, it can happen at the beginning of the season or if it is in defrost mode. If this happens frequently throughout the season, you may need to call a professional to take a look.
- Make Sure You Have a Carbon Monoxide Detector
If you have a gas HVAC unit on your hands, then you need to make sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector to make sure that you aren’t dealing with any leaks. If you have an older unit (more than 10 years old) then you need to have an expert to come out and look at the unit. They can make sure there aren’t any cracks in your heat exchanger and no issues with carbon monoxide.
- Have Your Unit Inspected and Serviced?
If you haven’t had your unit inspected or serviced recently, then you should have a professional come out and take a look. This is particularly important if you have recently had your roof replaced or had a major repair. The team here at Texas Pride Heating & Air is always available to inspect and service your system.
This is an important part of regular maintenance and something you should be doing annually to keeping your unit up and running. When your filters are dirty or clogged it can do some serious damage to your system. If you can’t safely reach your unit to replace the filter, always call an expert to come do it for you.
If you have questions about additional steps you can take in order to keep your RTU HVAC system up and running, contact the experts here at Texas Pride Heating & Air. We can help make sure that your system is ready for the winter and working well all year long.