Cooler weather is creeping up upon us and that means fun festivals, exciting holidays, and HVAC maintenance. Yes, you need to prepare your HVAC system for the cooler temperatures that are arriving so that your home and family can be warm and cozy this winter. There are a few tips you can keep in mind when preparing your HVAC system for winter weather. Here are a couple of ideas to help you get your home and heating and cooling system prepared.
Change Air Filters
One of the first main things to do is change your air filters. If you haven’t used your heating system since last winter, there could be major dirt and debris built up from sitting so long. Even if you’ve used your central system within the past year, changing the air filter is critical to make sure your system is running smoothly. You want to prevent from blowing any dirt, dust, or pollen around your home. A clean air filter is your first line of defense in making your indoor air quality acceptable.
Check Your Thermostat
Make sure your thermostat is working properly before the cold season arrives. If you notice there are any issues with your current thermostat, you may want to consider a programmable option. This will allow you to set a program for the winter months ahead and forget it. You can keep your home warm and delightful without having to adjust the thermostat every day. This actually saves you in your power bill each month. A programmable thermostat can reduce the time you need to wait for your home to warm back up after you’ve been away, and you do not have the large bursts of energy usage trying to warm up the home after a long period of being cooler.
Check Air Vents
Make sure that all of your air vents are free and clear of debris or furniture. When air vents are blocked or closed it can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. This can cause wear and tear on your system and make it harder to have an efficient heating system this winter. Always keep furniture, toys, and other items off and away from the vents.
Routine Maintenance is Key
If you’ve not had your heating system inspected this year, it’s time to do so. This yearly maintenance schedule can help you to ensure everything is working properly and that your home will be warm and toasty. Your highly trained professional from Advanced Heating and Air Conditioning will come out to inspect every aspect of the heating system. They will make sure that your outside unit, venting, inside air handler and your ducts are in good working order. Make sure you call their office to ensure your home is ready for the winter temperatures to come.
Keeping these tips in mind will help you prepare for the colder weather upon you. Make sure your home is ready to go with Advanced Heating and Air Conditioning today!
To have you system checked contact Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning located in Temecula at (951) 609-9881.