How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures

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Now is the time to say goodbye to summer. Some of you may begrudgingly drag your winter clothes out of storage, while others have spent their time trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how fall makes you feel, it’s here—and winter is right behind. Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. has several tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with booking your regular air conditioner service from Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., use this checklist to prepare for the change in season.

Take Care of Your Air Filter.
Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Branchville months. Before you give your AC a vacation for the cooler season, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner operate more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from moving through your home as the seasons change.

Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temperature is cooling off, open the windows and improve your indoor air quality. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this time to let in some fresh air before winter’s chill arrives.

Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets moved around as you move from outdoor living in the nice weather to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Be sure that none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it more difficult for your HVAC system to do its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed hike in your utility bills.

Check for Air Leaks.
The heat of summer can take a toll on weather-stripping. Look around your windows and doors for leaks that could let heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.

Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to take a rest, it’s time to switch focus to your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. to do a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and operating smoothly before winter hits. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also identify and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential challenges that may come up when your furnace is working full-time.

Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Before heating season begins, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is beneficial to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a brand new set of batteries installed.

Once this simple checklist is done, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. and we’ll take care of some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no concerns about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 862-345-6896 or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.

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