The leaves are falling. The temperatures are dropping. Autumn is on its way, so it’s time to think about your HVAC system. Are you ready to turn off the air conditioner and crank up the heat? Here are just a few ways to prepare your home for sweater weather.
Change Your Filters
Summer is full of dust, dirt, pollen and pet dander, so the beginning of fall is a great time to change your air filters. Not only will you get those clogged filters out of the way, but you’ll also prepare your heating and cooling units for the upcoming season.
It’s recommended that you change your filters every 3-4 months, so if you do it now, you won’t need to think about them again until Christmas.
Look For Leaks
Drafts are annoying at any time of year, but they can be especially troublesome during fall and winter. You don’t want your precious heat to seep through a wall crack!
Go around your home and look for any damage in the weather stripping of your doors and windows. If you find some, apply caulk.
This little measure can save you big bucks when it comes to your utility bill.
Check Your Heating And Cooling Units
Perform a visual inspection of your hot/cold systems. Is the exterior air conditioner covered in dirt and moss? Is the furnace in the basement starting to smell? Does your thermostat need new batteries?
Autumn weather can be unpredictable, so it’s hard to know which heating or cooling unit that you might need in the weeks ahead. Make sure that your home is prepared for anything.
These are just a few ways to help your HVAC system make the transition from summer days to autumn nights. For more tips and tricks, contact a professional like Scott Hale!