As fall season nears, it's always best to prepare all the warm clothing, blankets, and comforters you had stashed away. However, more importantly, it is time to ensure that your HVAC unit is in good condition. Now is the ideal time to start prepping your system for the cold season. Here are five tips on preparing your heating and air for fall.
1. Get a New Filter
Air filters can become clogged with dust and indoor pollutants over time, causing various issues with your HVAC system. Changing your filters monthly can result in improved indoor air quality and can also help extend the lifespan of your unit.
Be sure to set a reminder to change out your filter regularly to make sure you avoid any issues with the air inside your home or your HVAC unit. Or, an air conditioning professional can help you change it as part of regularly-scheduled maintenance!
2. If You Have Leaks, Get Your Air Conditioning Serviced
Seal windows and doors using caulk and weather-stripping to prevent drafts and reduce energy consumption in your home. You can use aluminum or mastic tape to seal leaky ducting. Make sure your exterior unit is clean. Check for any debris or damage if you have an outside unit. If there is, it's time for air conditioning repair with the help of the experts!
3. Clear Debris From Your Heating and Air Unit
To guarantee suitable air movement and prevent dirt or leaves from getting on the coils or inside the unit, clear all debris from around the unit. If you notice any evidence of damage, an expert in air conditioning repair can examine the unit and give advice and estimates on any necessary repairs.
4. Make Sure Your Alarms and Detectors are Working Correctly
While you’re taking care of your HVAC unit, it’s also a good time to consider some other important equipment within your home. Take this time to examine smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure to replace batteries as necessary - and even the entire unit. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years, according to the US Fire Administration.
Check the date of manufacture on the back of the smoke detector if you're not sure when you last replaced them. To confirm that each gadget is working correctly, press the test button on each one.
5. Make an Appointment for Palm Coast Air Conditioning Service
Regular maintenance check-ups with Extra Air and Heat are the best method to prepare your system for the changing seasons. Palm Coast heating and air professionals, Extra Air and Heat, will thoroughly inspect your HVAC unit and make any required changes to prepare you for effective operation and indoor air quality throughout the coming season. Contact us today to address any of your Palm Coast air conditioning and heating concerns!