How to Get Ultimate Home Comfort
It’s finally fall, and while the weather may not be cooling down yet, it will be before we know it! So, before taking your trip to the mountains, decorating the house with pumpkins, or snuggling up to watch a scary movie, follow this list of five easy things to do to get your heating system ready for the cooler weather.
1. Check for Drafts home comfort
First things first on your quick list of things to do: check for drafts or air leaks from any windows or doors around your house. If any cold air is leaking in or out of your home, your system will have to run more than it needs to. This means your system is running inefficiently, creating unnecessarily high energy bills. Ensure warm air in staying inside your home and cold air is staying outside by making necessary adjustments. There are many simple fixes, such as adding weather stripping, that can seal minor drafts around your home. This tip ensures higher comfort and lower bills.
2. Clean Your Vents
Next, you’ll want to clean all vents and registers around your home, removing any dust and debris that could restrict air flow. Begin by cleaning vents with a duster and finish by vacuuming any remaining residue. This ensures all debris is removed from the vents letting clean air pass through them into your home. Cleaning your vents and registers also increases efficiency. Since the air is more easily passing into your home, it heats or cools spaces quickly and thoroughly.
3. Change Your Air Filter
Changing your air filter is an important step in the short list of things to do to get your comfort system ready for the fall. You should change your filter every 1-3 months, depending on your system and the circumstances of your specific household. If you have pets or live with frequent allergy sufferers, changing your filter more often is advisable. Dirty or clogged filters restrict airflow through your system, limiting efficiency. So, before turning on your furnace, make sure there’s a clean filter in your system. This step is crucial in ensuring high efficiency and ultimate comfort this fall in Pensacola communities.
4. Clean Around The Outdoor Unit
The next step on our list is cleaning around the outdoor unit. If your outdoor unit is covered or surrounded by leaves and other debris, air flow may be restricted. As we know, this leads to an inefficient system, but more importantly, it could also lead to system damage and the need for costly repairs. Clearing your unit of fallen leaves, limbs, weeds, or other debris will keep your system running efficiently and effectively. Depending on the area surrounding your unit, you’ll want to clean around it every one to three weeks.
5. Get Preventative Maintenance
Lastly, and most importantly, get preventative maintenance performed at least twice a year to keep your system running smoothly. Think of your comfort system like your car; you wouldn’t skip getting regular maintenance on your car for fear that it would break down, costing big bucks. The same goes for your comfort system. Regular maintenance increases the longevity of your system, prevents more costly repairs, and ensures high efficiency and ultimate home comfort for your family.
At Shannon’s Heating & Cooling, we treat you like family, which is why we offer maintenance plans at affordable prices for residents and businesses in Pensacola and the surrounding areas. Members of our maintenance plans are guaranteed precision tune-ups and a professional cleaning with a safety inspection performed by one of our certified technicians. You’ll also receive priority customer status. Signing up is easy! Just give us a call at 850-698-3101 or email us at [email protected]. We’ll take care of your system for you!
For more tips on home comfort solutions, indoor air quality, or energy-efficient comfort systems, please contact us. We make recommendations on a home-by-home basis to ensure you get exactly what you need for your home and your family.
Shannon’s Heating & Cooling is a trusted American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Pensacola, FL. To contact us, please call 850-698-3101 or email us at [email protected].