Fall is fast approaching, and you want to be ready for the cooler weather that it will bring along with it. Here are some tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for the coming weather, courtesy of Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
If you have an outdoor unit, clean any debris away from it to prevent that debris from getting inside the unit. You also should inspect the unit for any damage, and don’t hesitate to give us a call if you find any!
Check Your Air Filters
Before shutting down your air conditioner, make sure you replace its filter. This way, your air conditioner will be ready when you kick it back on. Also, make sure you check your furnace filters often during heater season and change them when needed, as dirty filters can prevent your systems from running efficiently.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks can result in wasted energy and higher expenses if you don’t deal with them. Use caulk or weather-stripping to seal up any cracks in your windows and doors that air can get through. If you are dealing with leaky ductwork as well, you can use aluminum tape to seal it up.
Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
This one has less to do with preparing your HVAC system for Fall, but it still feels very important to point out. The US Fire Administration recommends changing your smoke detectors every 10 years. You can push the test button on your device to see if it’s working properly or if it needs a replacement or battery change.
Schedule a Maintenance Checkup
One of the best ways to make sure your HVAC system is ready to go is to schedule a checkup with the friendly and knowledgeable experts at Wayne Price Heating & Air Conditioning. This way, you can count on your system being fully inspected with any adjustments that need to be made.