While summer isn’t quite over yet, fall is quickly approaching. That means, preparing your home for the unpredictable temperatures by making sure both your furnace and air conditioner are working properly. By caring for and maintaining your home’s heating and cooling systems, you can ensure your comfort and safety through the changing seasons whilst reducing your power costs.
Here are the top 3 tips for maintaining your furnace and air conditioner:
Clean and replace filters regularly.
It’s important to clean or replace your furnace filters every 3 months, even during warmer seasons. Clogged filters reduce airflow and cause your furnace motor to work harder which uses more energy and consequently, increases your power costs. Proper filter maintenance and care prevents premature wear of your heating and cooling systems.
Keep area around condenser unit clear.
Most central air conditioners exchange hot air for cold through an outdoor compressor unit. In order to work optimally, these units need clear surroundings. Try to remove any debris or leaves around the unit and prune or trim any grass, weeds, or shrubs in the surrounding area to avoid obstruction of airflow from the condenser fan.
Be proactive with scheduling service calls.
Your furnace and air conditioner require regular professional maintenance so it’s important to schedule a service call with your technician at least once a year (ideally, at the beginning of the season) to help ensure they are working correctly. This helps keep your unit is in good working order and prevents breakdowns during peak season.
For all your heating and cooling maintenance, repair, and replacement needs, contact Aire One. With over 25 years of experience, competitive pricing, and 24 hour emergency service, you can rest assured you are receiving top quality care.