Now is the time to say goodbye to summer. Some of you may begrudgingly grab your sweatshirts out of storage, while others have spent their time trying to determine which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how you feel about fall, it’s on its way—and winter is on its heels. Cooler Tymes LLC has a few tips for you that will allow you to enjoy the fall and keep your home cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your ongoing air conditioner service from Cooler Tymes LLC, 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 Litchfield Park season. Before you give your AC a break for the cooler season, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner run more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from moving through your house as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
With the temperatures dropping, open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air in your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill arrives.
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 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 be hard 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 increasing 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 rest, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Cooler Tymes LLC to perform 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 pinpoint and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is working full-time.
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 complete, you can relax and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Contact Cooler Tymes LLC and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter confident about staying warm and cozy. You can call us at 623-208-6444.