Month: February 2023

Your Winter HVAC Checklist

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Winter’s not over yet; and in order for your HVAC to effectively do its job, your HVAC unit needs regular maintenance. Advance Mechanical is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of some things you should check with your unit as the temperatures drop.

  1. Move debris, fallen leaves and twigs, or anything else, away from your HVAC unit.
  2. Clean or replace your air filters.
  3. Make sure your furnace and thermostat are working properly.
  4. Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

Keeping a clear area around your furnace helps to ensure that air can flow freely so your unit doesn’t have to work overtime. Putting a cover on your unit will keep it free from snow, sleet, or whatever else our eastern NC weather decides to send your way. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Replacing filters regularly not only makes your air cleaner but allows your HVAC system to run more effectively. It is recommended that you change your filters once a month. Advance Mechanical offers a service called Filter Fetch where you can get new filters delivered to your door monthly.

Aside from replacing filters, checking and replacing the batteries in carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors are also an important part of having a safe, healthy home. Checking your furnace and thermostat to see if they’re working properly helps you to stay warm and cozy all winter.

If you do run into any troubles with your HVAC system, the professionals at Advance Mechanical are always here to help. Members of our Comfort Club get a free 77-point HVAC inspection and two system clean-ups and tune-ups a year. Our Comfort Club is the perfect way to ensure your HVAC system is ready to keep you and your family warm all winter long. To schedule service, learn more about Filter Fetch, or join our Comfort Club, visit or call (252) 355-9191.