It is fall and the temperature is beginning to drop which signals to homeowners that it is time to prepare their HVAC system for the winter. There are a number of steps a homeowner needs to take, not just to prepare the heating system but to make sure the cooling system is prepared for the upcoming winter season. As we transition between seasons, now is the best time to begin preparing your HVAC system for winter. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will share what steps that need to be done to prepare your HVAC system for winter.
Schedule a Heating System Tune Up
Now that it is fall, you will want to contact your preferred HVAC service to come to your home and perform a tune up on your heating system. A tune-up is essentially for your HVAC system. A tune-up helps reduce repairs and break downs and promote better efficiency of the heating system. When an HVAC technician performs a tune-up, they inspect the entire heating system. They then clean, lubricate moving parts, re-tighten screws and bolts and more. During a tune-up, if a malfunctioning or worn down component is discovered, it can be repaired before you need the heating system. By cleaning and lubricating the heating system, it helps ensure top performance of your heating system which will help save you money. Don’t forget or skip having your heating system tuned-up to properly to prepare for the upcoming winter season.
Clean or Replace Air Filter
Now is the perfect time to check your air filters. If you have a furnace heating system, they have their own filter that also needs to be checked. During the fall season you will want to change out both the intake air filters and the furnace filter and make sure they are clean and ready for the winter. You will want to ensure good air flow to prevent stress on the heating system which leads to unexpected repairs.
What Should Your Thermostat Be Set at in the Winter?
For best energy efficiency, you’ll want to check your thermostat setting for the winter season. A programmable thermostat is great when trying to save energy as you can adjust a less demanding setting while no one is home. Make sure your thermostat is properly programmed for the winter for best energy efficiency and comfort. Additionally, make sure the thermostat is set to the “auto” setting and not “on” or “run” as this will cause problems at the start of your heating season.
Winterize Outdoor Air Conditioner
When you have an outdoor unit, and depending on your HVAC system, the outdoor unit may be your heating pump. Regardless even if it is an air conditioner unit, you will want to prepare the outdoor unit for winter. Start by cleaning up and around the unit. Make sure there are no leaves or debris surround the unit. Cut down grass and any other vegetation that may be near the unit as well. You will need plenty of space around the unit for optimal air circulation. Next, trim back trees that are interfering with the unit. Make sure that the unit is clean and nothing will damage or interfere with your outdoor unit during the winter.
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When you need help preparing your HVAC system for winter and need a heating tune-up or more, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.