The school year is in full swing, the leaves are starting to change colors, and the back-to-back holiday season has officially begun. With that usually means cooler temperatures. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that your HVAC is working properly and ready for winter.
- Turn on The Thermostat
A thermostat is essentially your air tower control system and should be controlling the HVAC system properly. That is why this is a great place to start if you are checking your heater’s functionality. Here’s how:
- Switch from cool to heat and set the temperature a few degrees higher than the current room temperature reading. At this point, you should hear the heat kick on within a minute. If you do not hear that happen, check the batteries, charge or connection of your thermostat. If things seem well in place, then go ahead and get in touch so we can properly diagnose the issue.
- Cover the AC condenser
Make sure that you are always covering the AC condenser unless your HVAC is a heat pump (in this scenario, you would not cover it all because it runs non-stop throughout the year). Covering the condenser actually helps protect it from any falling debris – like all that ice that we saw in February’s Big Freeze.
While there are a variety of ways that you can secure your condenser, some of the more popular ways include:
- Using a large trash can lid that has been put in place by bungee cords
- Using a simple board to cover the fan.
- Replace the Air Filters
Changing the filters within your HVAC system is always something that you should do as part of your routine maintenance. We say it often, but it really is an essential step in your HVAC running well.
Try to change your air filters every two months to keep proper air flow and prolong the life of your HVAC. (Don’t forget to change the humidifier filter as well, if your HVAC has one.)
If that does not seem to do the trick, call us in to help.
Schedule an all-in-one checkup with one of our trained HVAC experts today.