With fall and winter just around the corner, you will want to prep your house. Small things like old air filters and minor air leaks can compromise the comfort of your home. Check out these easy ways to ensure that the warm air stays in and the cold air stays out:
Check air filters: Air filters are your first line of defense when it comes to keeping unwanted particles out of your home. A dirty air filter can limit the amount of warm air flowing into your house as well as provide a place for moisture to collect. Changing your air filter regularly is the one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to ensure your home stays warm.
Clean your outdoor unit: Debris, such as leaves and twigs, surrounding your outdoor HVAC unit can accumulate, leading to decreased airflow. To fix this you can turn off the unit, vacuum the exterior fins, and use garden hose to lightly rinse away anything left over in your machine.
Seal air leaks: Your goal in the colder season is to keep warm air in and cold air out. The best way to do this is to make sure all air leaks are sealed up. For example, if you have a door with a particularly wide gap at the base you should buy a door sweep or some foam tape to prevent the cold, outside air from getting in.
Purchase a new unit: Sometimes, there isn’t any routine, pre-cold weather maintenance you can do- you may need to replace your unit entirely. As explained in our previous blog “Giving Your HVAC a Break,” an old HVAC system can severely affect your homes temperature. If you’re unsure of how your unit is doing, it’s best to give Nebrasky a call.
Schedule a professional visit: Oftentimes there may be an undetectable problem with your HVAC unit. Scheduling a visit with a professional is the smartest way for you to be positive that your home will stay warm throughout the fall and winter months.
Nebraksy Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling offers our customers our Home Care Club, which guarantees seasonal check-ups to avoid emergencies at your home. If you’re interested in joining our Home Care Club or learning about what other services we can provide to you, give us a call at (800) 989-0299.