Navigating Chicago Winters: Your HVAC Survival Guide


Winter is in full swing here in Chicago, and that means one thing: it's time to cozy up indoors and crank up the heat. But before you do, let's chat about how to keep your HVAC system running smoothly all season long, courtesy of Duct Professor Heating and Cooling.

  • Check Your Filters: When was the last time you changed your HVAC filters? Dirty filters restrict airflow and force your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. Swap out those filters regularly to keep things running smoothly.
  • Seal Those Leaks: Drafty windows and doors can sabotage your heating efforts, forcing your HVAC system to work overtime. Seal up any gaps and cracks with weatherstripping or caulking to keep the warmth in and the cold out.
  • Schedule Maintenance: Don't wait until your HVAC system calls it quits in the middle of a polar vortex. Schedule a tune-up with Duct Professor to ensure everything is in tip-top shape and ready to handle the winter chill.
  • Upgrade Your Thermostat: Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat to maximize comfort and efficiency. Set it to lower temperatures when you're away or asleep, and watch your energy savings soar.
  • Mind Your Vents: Blocked or closed vents can disrupt airflow and lead to uneven heating throughout your home. Make sure all vents are open and unobstructed for optimal performance.
  • Prepare for Emergencies: Winter storms can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. Keep Duct Professor's number handy in case of emergencies, and rest easy knowing help is just a phone call away.

Chicago winters can be brutal, but with a little preparation and the help of Duct Professor Heating and Cooling, you'll stay warm and cozy all season long. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks to keep your home comfortable year-round!

Stay warm, Chicago!