As the cooler months approach, it’s important to make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and comfortable. Here are some steps you can take to prep your HVAC system for the colder weather.
Change Your Air Filter
This is something that should be done regularly throughout the year, but it’s especially important before the start of a new season. A dirty air filter can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. By changing your air filter, you’ll ensure that your system is running efficiently and providing clean air for your home.
Check Your Thermostat
Make sure it’s working properly and set it to the desired temperature for the cooler months. If you have a programmable thermostat, take advantage of its features to automatically adjust the temperature based on your schedule. This can help you save money on your energy bills by only heating your home when you’re there to enjoy it.
Inspect Your Ductwork for Any Leaks or Damage
If you find any leaks, seal them with duct tape or contact a professional to fix them. Leaks in your ductwork can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. By sealing any leaks, you’ll ensure that your system is running efficiently and keeping your home warm. You should also check your Carrier evaporator coil in addition to your ductwork.
Clean Your Outdoor HVAC Unit
Leaves, dirt and other debris can accumulate on your outdoor unit, reducing its efficiency and potentially causing damage. Use a hose to gently wash away any debris and make sure the unit is clear of any obstructions. If you notice any damage, contact a professional to have it repaired.
Schedule a Professional HVAC Maintenance Appointment
A professional technician can inspect your system for any potential issues and perform any necessary repairs or maintenance. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your HVAC system and prevent breakdowns during the colder months when you need it most. It can also improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and help you save money on energy bills.
Let Us Help!
Preparing your HVAC system for the cooler months might seem like a daunting task, but with Albert Air Inc., it doesn’t have to be. We can help ensure your home stays comfortable all winter long so you can focus on enjoying the season.