Can you believe that fall is a little more than a month away?
Here at Comfort Pros Heating and Cooling, it seems like just yesterday that we were writing about how to prepare your HVAC system for spring. Now, we’re on the cusp of cozy days and cooler temperatures. Before you know it, you’ll have your air conditioner off completely and may even be thinking about waking up your furnace from hibernation!
In this post, we’ll discuss a few important things you should keep in mind as fall and winter approach and your air conditioner is used less frequently. As you’ll learn in more detail below, getting in touch with our air conditioning service experts is the best way to keep your air conditioner in great condition throughout the year — give us a call to schedule a service appointment!
4 Ways to Prepare Your Air Conditioner for Winter
Check the Air Filter
Your air conditioner has worked hard all summer to keep you and your family comfortable. If you’ve read any of our other air conditioner-related blogs, then you’re already familiar with the importance of cleaning your air filter every three months. Regardless, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that your filter should be replaced before you turn it off for the rest of the year. Trust us — the last thing you want is for a dirty filter to sit stagnant for the better part of a year!
Clean Your Air Ducts
Once you’ve changed the air filter, take some time to examine your air ducts. Do you see dust buildup around the intake areas? If so, you’ll want to have your local HVAC company clean your ventilation system to ensure that you’re not spreading pet dander, dead skin cells, hair, and the other off-putting substances that naturally build up throughout the year.
Clean Your Air Conditioner’s Coils
Your air conditioner’s coils have likely seen their fair share of inclement weather this summer. Dirt, dust, leaves, and other contaminants may have made their way inside of your unit throughout the last couple of months, and this can make it more difficult for your air conditioner to perform at its best. While you’ll want to clean the coils again before using your unit next year, you should make sure that they’re free of debris before you shut your unit off.
Schedule Air Conditioning Service
If all of this maintenance sounds like a lot to handle on top of everything else going on in the world, we recommend giving our HVAC technicians a call to schedule air conditioning service before the first day of fall. We’ll come to your home at a time that works best for you and ensure that your air conditioner is in proper working order and will be ready to pick up where it left off next spring.
We know that next spring and summer probably aren’t at the forefront of your mind, but we also recommend considering whether or not an air conditioner installation over the fall and winter would be right for your home. If you had to invest in air conditioning repair this year, take the next few months to consider whether or not a new system would benefit your home. We know that this is a difficult time for many homeowners and are offering 60-month financing options to make air conditioning service as easy as possible to access.
If you aren’t sure about how to make the decision to replace your air conditioner, you can also read through one of our recent posts, Should You Repair Or Replace Your Air Conditioner?, for a few considerations that can help you make an informed decision!
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We look forward to speaking with you!