Is your HVAC ready for fall temperatures? Summer is coming to a close, and that means fall is creeping right around the corner. That also means that the temperature is going to drop. Is your HVAC system ready to take on the frosty weather? If it is not, then you might end up being left out in the cold. Nobody wants to deal with that, so here is some information you can use to see if your HVAC system is ready for the long cold months, and how you can fix it if it is not.
Change Air Filters
The first thing you should do to spruce up your HVAC system is to change the air filters. Doing this regularly – usually about once a month though some filters have longer lifespans – will make a world of difference. Your air will be cleaner and move through your house easier, all while putting less stress on your furnace or air handler.
Pet hair, mold, and all sorts of other unsavory things build up in vents. That means all that gunk is flowing through your house and into your lungs. Clean your vents with a damp paper towel and enjoy cleaner air and a less stressed HVAC system.
Check for Drafts
Tiny drafts in your home can steal away your warm air and drive up your energy bills. To test for drafts, try walking around your house with a candle. If it flickers, especially near windows or doors, there is a draft. Try filling it with a small amount of caulk or weather stripping.
Add Pipe Covers
Covering your pipes with a piece of foam will insulate your pipes and help keep them from freezing. You can find them at most hardware stores or you can just cut a piece of foam and secure it with duct tape. Either way it will help keep your pipes warm and functional.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance Checks
As much as you think you can do on your own, most HVAC issues can only be solved by a professional. A heating maintenance check involves a thorough inspection of the heat pump and furnace heating system. This way you can catch small issues before they turn into bigger, more costly problems.
Now that you know a few ways to tighten up your HVAC system as fall approaches, contact ADA Heating and Air for all your HVAC maintenance needs. ADA Heating and Air service the following areas: Danville, Nicholasville, Versailles, Lexington, Harodsburg, Stanford, Winchester, Lancaster, and the surrounding areas.