The fall weather is officially in the air and here to stay here in Charlotte, North Carolina. It feels like just yesterday we were immediately sweating when we stepped outside and now we need a jacket to stay warm! Before we know it, winter will be here in full force. Are you sure that your heating and air conditioning system is prepared for the cold weather ahead of us? Here are a few tips from the team at Air Works Cooling & Heating to help you gear up for the upcoming cold (and colder) weather.
Seal Any Air Leaks
Have you noticed that some spots in your home feel cooler than the majority of your home? Spots near your attic, windows and/or doors? If so, you might need to fix your insulation. A simple reseal of any leaky spots should suffice but make sure you have a professional work on this for you. Your insulation is what keeps the indoor air inside and the outdoor air out.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Cleaning your unit is another important part of getting your HVAC system ready for the cold weather. The summertime brings a lot of debris and pollen to your outdoor unit which are made or airflow and the quality of your air. Be sure to clean off your outdoor unit as well as make sure no plants or yard décor are blocking the unit as this would also hinder the airflow.
Change Your Air Filters
Changing out your air filters is an easy task that should be done every season change, or every three months. A clogged air filter filled with pollen, debris, dog hair, etc. will affect the air flow of your HVAC system as well as the quality of your indoor air. When you have a dirty air filter, your system has to work in overtime to produce the correct amount of air flow for your home. Stay on top of your air filter change-out so you can improve your indoor air quality and comfort.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment
Finally, schedule a maintenance appointment with your trusted HVAC contractor. Only a professional can really ensure you that your system is ready to tackle the cold weather. Now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment before the weather gets too cold. Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by calling Air Works Cooling & Heating today to have one of our experienced technicians come out and inspect your HVAC system to ensure it’s ready to keep you warm all fall and winter long.