Prepare Your HVAC for Winter in Texas and Boost Efficiency in Three Simple Steps

Winter in Dallas isn’t as severe as it can be in other parts of the country, but our changes in temperature still warrant taking good care of your HVAC system as we roll into the heart of winter. When the temperatures dip, you want your system to handle it. If you don’t winterize your unit, you will put too much unnecessary strain on your system, leading to increased utility costs, excessive wear and tear on your equipment, and possibly early breakdowns or emergency repair situations.

Prepare your HVAC for winter and maintain its efficiency for seasons to come with these three simple steps. We at Gorman Mechanical are here to guide you through the process as you learn to take great care of your HVAC investment.

1. Put a Heating Maintenance Plan in Place – To stay on top of repairs, especially going into winter, you should always do a fall check-up for your heating system. Like a tune-up for your car, technicians can come out and look at your system to notice any adjustments, repairs, or updates that will be necessary for the continued performance of your system. Just as you wouldn’t let your car just keep running without oil changes and check-ups, you shouldn’t just assume your HVAC system is always running as it should. Our preventative maintenance plans help set you up for success with two bi-annual service visits per year.

2. Prime Your System – Continuing the vehicle analogy, if you didn’t drive your car every day, would you just jump in and expect it to start right up after not driving it for several weeks or months? Not at all – you’d climb in, turn the key, and let it run for a while for a few days before taking it on longer drives. With a furnace or heating unit, you can’t just expect to turn it on full power and do its job perfectly. We recommend priming your HVAC unit – turn it on and let it run for a while, before turning it off again – a few weeks before you need it most, on a consistent basis, to ensure its efficiency.

3. Stay on Top of Filter Replacement – Your filter should be replaced each month at least, and more frequently during peak use. Easy to do on your own, staying ahead of filter replacement is a simple, inexpensive step towards saving money every month and extending the life and efficiency of your system. If you don’t replace your filter, a dirty filter can block air flow, causing it to affect indoor air quality and possibly cause your entire system to break down.

Just because we live in a mild climate doesn’t mean you should overlook the care of your HVAC system in the winter time. Prepare your HVAC for winter with these simple steps and call on Gorman Mechanical to ensure your system unit will be running great far into the future. Contact us today for more information.

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I met with Gorman Mechanical’s Sales Manager. When he came out I had a bad taste in my mouth due to some misrepresentations made by another company that happened to be A rated on Angie’s List. Because of this I’m certain I was on the defensive and asked a million questions. He was very patient and took plenty of time answering all my questions. He was very knowledgeable and helped educate me on my options and the advantages/shortfalls of each. When I came to the actual bid, I felt it was very competitive compared to other bids I’d received. I felt so well informed and confident at that point I cancelled two other appointments I’d made for that day and signed up with Gorman Mechanical. He was able to promptly arrange a great deal on financing the bulk of the cost, leaving me to pay out of pocket for a couple last minute additions (extended warranty/Reme Halo). They did not want this until installation was complete. A couple days later they installed my new system and I’ve been very happy with it. Shortly after installation I had several other questions about maintenance and a small amount that was overcharged upon installation. He was very responsive answering my questions and arranging for a prompt refund check to be sent. Fortunately, it isn’t often that I need to spend so much money on an important purchase like this, but I felt very confident with my decision and going through the process with him and Gorman Mechanical made it painless. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gorman Mechanical to friends and family.

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