Tips For Preparing Your Home’s HVAC System For Fall And Winter
With the kids back in school and the fall and winter temperatures right around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare your heating and cooling system for a change in the weather. The last thing any Prescott homeowner wants is to have the furnace break down just when it’s needed. Make the switch from cooling to heating as smoothly as possible by following some insightful tips from Prescott Air Conditioning.
Replace or Clean Air Filters
Dirty HVAC filters reduce or restrict airflow affecting the efficiency of your entire HVAC system. The filters should be cleaned or replaced at least every 90 days and every 60 days is better. Choose an air filter with a minimum MERV rating of 8 and have extras on hand to encourage swapping them out regularly.
Unblock and Clean All Vents and Registers
Check around your home to ensure that all of your supply and return registers and vents are clean and unobstructed. Be sure that none of them are blocked by furniture, rugs or closed off in any way. To be efficient, airflow must not be interrupted. As you go through each room inspecting them, take a moment to remove any dust that may have collected around the area.
A professional HVAC contractor should inspect your heating and cooling system at least twice a year. The best time to schedule an inspection is at the start of spring and fall. A qualified, licensed inspector should be able to detect any potential problems and provide you with the assurance that your home’s HVAC system is working efficiently, and most importantly, safely.
Before the really cold weather sets in, be certain that your Prescott home’s furnace is working properly. Call Prescott Air Conditioning to have licensed, qualified and experienced technicians inspect and service your furnace. Schedule an appointment today by calling 928-308-1254.