It’s officially time to break out the sweaters and long sleeves for fall. We haven’t yet reached consistently cold weather for the season, but it should be here before we know it. It’s probably been a while since you’ve turned on your home’s heater, so check out some ways to prepare your HVAC system for the cooler temperatures.
Check on your Outdoor Unit
First things first, check up on your outdoor unit for any physical damage and wipe away all of the summer debris that’s been layered on there for the past few months. Over the summer, outside elements such as pollen, dirt and leaves can clog your outdoor unit. Cleaning these things up now will help prevent your unit from getting clogged on the inside, which can hurt the unit in the long run. And if you notice any physical damage or problems along the way, give a professional a call.
Change the Filters
Once your outdoor unit is good to go, start checking on your air filters. If you can’t remember the last time you replaced them, it’s definitely time to change them out. After you replace them, be sure to keep checking on them regularly. If you’re using your furnace often to heat your house, you may need to replace them once a month. If you aren’t using your furnace as frequently, filters can be used for 2-3 months at a time.
And finally, call Champion AC for a heater tune-up. Calling a professional for preventative maintenance can lead to a more energy-efficient heating system, and can save you money on your utility bills. HVAC maintenance is essential to make sure your home will be warm, cozy and energy efficient during the cooler months.
You may not need to turn that heater on quite yet, but with fall in full swing and winter slowly approaching, it’s good to get prepared ahead of time. Call Champion AC with all of your heating and cooling needs this season.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.