It’s time to say goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly dig 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 approach fall, it’s here—and winter is on its heels. Olde Towne Heating & Air has some tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your house cozy until next spring. Along with scheduling your routine air conditioner service from Olde Towne Heating & Air, 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 Mount Pleasant months. Before you give your AC a vacation for the cooler season, check your air filter and change it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner operate more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from circulating through your house as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temps are decreasing, open up your windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this time to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill begins.
Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you transition from outdoor living in the summer 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 its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed increase in your energy costs.
Check for Air Leaks.
The heat of summer can take a toll on weather-stripping. Check around your windows and doors for leaks that could allow heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and adding costs your heating bills. Prevent leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.
Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to take a break, it’s time to switch focus to your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Olde Towne Heating & Air to schedule a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll ensure your furnace is clean and working smoothly before winter rolls in. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also detect and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is in regular use.
Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Before heating season kicks off, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is beneficial to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a new set of batteries installed.
Once this simple checklist is done, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Call Olde Towne Heating & Air and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no concerns about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 843-485-0967.