The arrival of fall weather tells you that it’ll soon be time to transition your HVAC from cooling to heating. Getting a head start by taking the following steps now can make transitioning seasons smoother, and let you rest easy knowing your heating system will work efficiently and reliably through the winter.
It’s important that your HVAC registers are unobstructed and open to maintain balanced pressure in the HVAC system and prevent a drop in efficiency, or overheating that leads to a system shutdown.
You can avoid such worrisome issues by making sure the louvers are open on each supply register, and that the return registers aren’t blocked by long drapes, children’s toys, furniture, throw rugs or other such items.
To make your home more comfortable during the cooling season, you likely put your ceiling fans on a higher speed and had the blades rotating counter-clockwise to push conditioned air downward. This time of year, you need to switch to the lowest fan speed setting, and slide the directional button on each fan housing so the blades rotate clockwise. This helps distribute heated air by drawing up cooler air from near the floors, and pushing warm air down along each room’s walls.
When you’re transitioning seasons, it’s an easy reminder to replace the HVAC air filter if it looks dirty. Putting in a fresh filter also helps prevent airflow restrictions that put added strain on your heating equipment, and increase its energy consumption and your operating costs.
To make your transition to heating complete, schedule a preventive maintenance visit from your trusted HVAC professional. During a fall preventive maintenance appointment, your technician inspects, tests and cleans all your heating system components to make sure they’re working properly and efficiently, and this includes the vent system, gas burner, heat exchanger, blower fan motor, and the safety and startup controls.
For expert help transitioning seasons with the HVAC system in your Peachtree City home, contact us today at Powers Heating & Air.
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.
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