Now is the time to say goodbye to summer. Some of you may begrudgingly grab your sweatshirts out of storage, while others have spent days trying to determine which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how you approach fall, it’s on its way—and winter is just around the corner. Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc has some tips for you that will allow you to enjoy the fall and keep your home cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your regular air conditioner service from Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, 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 Heflin season. Before you give your AC a vacation for the colder months, check your air filter and exchange it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner run more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from traveling through your house as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temperature is cooling off, open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this chance to let in some fresh air before winter’s chill sets in.
Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you transition from outdoor living in the warmer months to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Be sure that none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it harder for your HVAC system to do its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed hike in your utility bills.
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 let heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and adding costs your heating bills. Halt leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.
Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to take a rest, it’s time to switch focus to your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc to do a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and running 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 pays to be 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 relax and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Contact Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no worries about staying warm and cozy. You can call us at 256-270-1196.