The fall season comes to Arden, NC, as the area moves from its yearly hot summer to, in time, its chilly winter. One way to maintain your home’s air conditioning through the coming cooler months is with your HVAC system. Below are three effective tips to ready your heating and cooling system for the cold season.
1. Change Your Air Filters
Your air filters are active components of your HVAC system’s efficiency and play a crucial part in air distribution and indoor air quality. With time, your air filters fill up with dirt that restricts airflow, causing your HVAC system to overwork.
As your system powers you through this fall, it may work more to heat your home, potentially leaving more dirt on your air filters. Consequently, this may cause dry air in your home that risks aggravating existing breathing issues such as asthma, sinusitis, and nose bleeds. Inspect your air filters regularly during these cooler months, and maintain HVAC efficiency.
2. Don’t Skip Maintenance Appointments
There’s no better time to carry out a tune-up of your heating and cooling system than the start of fall. Hire a certified HVAC expert to inspect and service components in your system that may have worn out during the summer. Skipping maintenance routines puts your HVAC system at a higher risk of malfunctioning and causing costly damages.
3. Seal Any Air Leaks
Your vents and registers, however useful, pose a considerable risk in increasing your energy bills. That’s because heat loss is prevalent in three critical areas of your home: the roof, walls, windows, and ductwork. To avoid losing hot air and, consequently, overworking the system, ensure there are no air leaks in your ducts, doors, and windows.
It’s recommended that you hire an HVAC professional to inspect your ductwork and other possible heat-loss areas. Consider insulating your home to effectively take care of any potential energy losses.
Your HVAC system and furnace ought to be at their peak conditions to effectively keep you warm and comfortable through the expected cold. Contact us at Mountain Air Mechanical Contractors for all your HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation needs.
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