We’re saying goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly grab 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 you approach fall, it’s here—and winter is right behind. Gordon Air Conditioning has some tips for you that will allow you to enjoy the fall and keep your house cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your ongoing air conditioner service from Gordon 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 Crestview season. Before you give your AC a vacation for the colder months, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner operate more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from moving through your home as the seasons change.
Let Some Fresh Air In.
With the temperatures dropping, 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 bring in fresh air before winter’s chill begins.
Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets rearranged as you transition from outdoor living in the warmer months to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Ensure that none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it a challenge 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 end up allowing heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing 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 rest, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Gordon Air Conditioning to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and operating 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 problems that may come up when your furnace is in regular use.
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 brand new set of batteries installed.
Once this simple checklist is complete, you can sit back and take in all the beauty and fun that fall brings. Call Gordon 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 contact us at 850-250-0335.