School is back in session in Peachtree City, and soon the weather will be changing. As the year draws to a close, it’s important to make sure that your home HVAC system is ready to keep you cozy through the winter. Here are a few things you can do to prepare:
Change your air filters. The filters in your furnace or air conditioner are there to make sure that dust and debris don’t get inside your appliances, where they can cause significant problems. But as they catch and hole airborne particulates, they become clogged, which impedes airflow throughout the entire system. Change them once a month to keep the air flowing freely.
Clean your indoor and outdoor coils. The coils in your air conditioner or heat pump exchange heat between the indoor and outdoor hair, bringing in warmth when your home is too cool and expelling it when it’s too hot. Dust, however, acts as an insulator, slowing that transfer and reducing the efficiency of your system. Clean the coils off to help the system work well.
Inspect your ducts, sealing any air leaks, and insulating where necessary. Your ductwork carries air from your central A/C, heat pump, or furnace to the living areas of your home. If that air leaks out on the way, or picks up (or sheds) heat in transit, you’ll feel the effects on the other side. Sealing air leaks and insulating the ductwork makes sure you get the full effect of your central air.
Schedule seasonal maintenance with your local HVAC experts. Getting a professional eye in to make sure that everything is in tip-top shape sets you up for high system efficiency throughout the season. And if any components of your home HVAC system seem like they may be on the way out, catching the problem early can head off the need for costly emergency repairs later down the line.
If you’d like to get your home HVAC system ready for the cooler weather ahead, call us at Powers Heating & Air. We’re proud to serve our Peachtree City community.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics,download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.