With fall in full swing, it’s getting cooler outside with every day that passes. Your air conditioning system worked hard all summer to keep you and your family cool, so your AC unit needs to be prepared for the colder winter months. Here are a few ways to prep your heater for a Texas winter.
Change Your Air Filters
Many people forget how important it is to change your AC filters every 1-2 months. The buildup can be very dangerous for you to be breathing in, and your air quality gets worse the longer you wait to change your filters. Since you and your family will most likely be spending more time indoors as it gets cooler, this is a key step in preparing your AC system for the winter.
Test Your Heater Before You’ll Need it
A great way to be sure that your heating system is ready for the winter months is to simply turn it on and see how it performs. Switch your AC to “heat,” and crank the temperature up by a few degrees. You should start to feel the air warming up if your system is working normally. Your house also might get a funny, burning smell due to the dust buildup, which is normal – and your fire alarms may even go off due to the smell. However, this should not go on for longer than a minute. If it goes on longer, contact a professional.
Have Your HVAC System Inspected by a Professional
The best way to be sure your AC system is ready to safely keep you warm during the winter is to have a professional take a look at your air conditioning system. If you test your heater and notice that your house isn’t warming properly, you may be due for a heater tune-up.
If you’re unsure if your AC system is prepared for the transition to winter, call Champion AC for a quick and affordable heater tune-up done by experienced professionals.
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.