It’s time to say goodbye to the summer months. Some of you may begrudgingly drag your sweatshirts out of storage, while others have spent weeks trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how fall makes you feel, it’s on its way—and winter is right behind. Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning has a few tips for you that give you the chance to enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your routine air conditioner service from Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, use this checklist to get ready for the change in season.
Take Care of Your Air Filter.
Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Odessa season. Before you give your AC a break for the colder months, check your air filter and change it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner operate more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from traveling through your home as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temperature is cooling off, open up your windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this chance to get some fresh air before winter’s chill sets in.
Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets moved around as you switch from outdoor living in the nice weather 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 harder for your HVAC system to do its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed bump in your energy costs.
Check for Air Leaks.
The heat of summer can be hard on weather-stripping. Look 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 adding costs your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.
Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to take a break, it’s time to take care of your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll make sure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter hits. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also identify and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential challenges that may come up when your furnace is used consistently.
Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Before heating season begins, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is beneficial to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a brand 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. Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no worries about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 432-237-0168.