Your September checklist to prepare for winter.
1. Change the air filter.
2. Get a professional end-of-season AC tune-up.
While you can do a lot on your own to wind down your AC system, it’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician out to prep the unit for winter.
A tech can also make sure nothing is leaking and discourage mildew from forming or stop a small problem before it becomes a large problem.
3. Clear the area.
During the summer, weeds or other foliage may have grown around the unit.
Clearing this away from the area along with any grass clipping or leaves is a good idea. This debris can attract bugs or other critters looking to hunker down in the cooler weather.
4. Adjust the thermostat.
With the kids back at school the house may now be empty all day, and evenings tend to get a bit cooler.
It usually isn’t necessary to keep the same temperature settings you had in July. Reset the thermostat to reflect the household demands and outside temperatures throughout the day.
5. Get a professional furnace evaluation.
If your system is older, you remodeled or you bought a new home, it may be a good idea to have a professional HVAC tech come and evaluate whether you need to update your system.
If a new system is necessary it will likely save you quite a bit in utility costs and will ensure that you have proper heating and ventilation for your home.
6. Schedule a fall furnace tune up.
Now is the time to get your furnace ready for winter.
A professional tune-up will make sure the unit is clean and running properly. A technician will:
- Calibrate the thermostat.
- Inspect the system and clean it.
- Test the airflow.
- Measure the motor voltages.
- Tighten any electrical connections.
A tune-up will ensure the furnace runs properly and safely. A yearly tune-up will also keep your warranty valid if you have a newer system.
Before the cold weather sets in, make sure your HVAC system is running properly. Stay warm and save some money this winter!
Call us today to schedule your fall maintenance – 705-426-7831