It’s time to say goodbye to the summer months. Some of you may begrudgingly drag your sweatshirts out of storage, while others have spent days trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how you feel about fall, it’s coming—and winter is on its heels. Pliescott HVAC Services LLC has some tips for you that give you the chance to enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with scheduling your regular air conditioner service from Pliescott HVAC Services LLC , use this checklist to prepare for the change in season.
Take Care of Your Air Filter.
Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Cambridge season. Before you give your AC a break for the cooler season, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from traveling through your indoor space as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temperature is cooling off, take the opportunity to open the windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to get some fresh air before winter’s chill arrives.
Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you transition from outdoor living in the nice weather to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Ensure that none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it more difficult for your HVAC system to do what it needs to do and could cause an unwelcomed hike in your energy costs.
Check for Air Leaks.
The heat of summer can be hard on weather-stripping. Examine your windows and doors for leaks that could let heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.
Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to step aside for the winter, it’s time to take care of your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Pliescott HVAC Services LLC to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and working smoothly before winter hits. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also pinpoint and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is working full-time.
Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Before heating season starts, test your carbon monoxide detector. It pays to be sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a fresh set of batteries installed.
Once this simple checklist is finished, you can sit back and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Contact Pliescott HVAC Services LLC and we’ll tackle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter confident about staying warm and cozy. You can contact us at 410-228-4822.