The summer coming to a close, and the fall and winter loom ahead. You’re comfortable now, but when the cold weather finally hits, you want to make sure your HVAC system is up to the task. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to ensure the heating in your Greensboro, North Carolina, home is ready. If you weren’t sure how to prepare your HVAC system for cooler weather, a tuneup and some other tips can go a long way to making sure you stay comfortable throughout the fall and winter.
Get a Tuneup
The single most important thing you can do to give your home unbeatable warmth throughout cold weather is to get a furnace tuneup. During our furnace tuneup, we look at all the critical aspects of your furnace, make any necessary repairs, and prevent any major mishaps from happening. Once we’re done, your furnace will hum along with maximum efficiency, providing you with comfort and lower energy bills.
Change the Filter
Your HVAC system is very efficient at removing contaminants from the air, but only with a little help from you. The furnace filter captures any particulates that go through your system, giving you clean, breathable air as a result. However, you need to replace the filter every 30 to 90 days to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. Not only will you breathe easier, but your furnace will suffer far less wear and tear as air moves freely from the unit through the air ducts.
Prep Your Air Conditioner
Your air conditioner worked hard all summer, so it’s finally time to give it the rest it deserves. Unfortunately, you can’t just let it go into its slumber without a bit of work. Use a hose to remove debris from the outside unit and use a piece of plywood to cover the top. This will prevent any excess debris from building in the compressor.
Prepping your HVAC system for the cold isn’t hard if you know where to start. For everything else, there’s Air Treatment. When you need a furnace tuneup or any other HVAC repair, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 336-790-3206.
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