How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017It’s time to say goodbye to summer. Some of you may begrudgingly grab your sweaters out of storage, while others have spent weeks trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how you feel about fall, it’s on its way—and winter is right behind. Air-Dynamics Inc has some tips for you that will allow you to enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with booking your routine air conditioner service from Air-Dynamics Inc, use this checklist to get ready for the change in season. Take Care of Your Air Filter. Your AC worked hard for you through the hot San Angelo summer. 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 indoor space as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temps are decreasing, open the windows and improve your indoor air quality. The air in your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill begins. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets moved around as you switch from outdoor living in the summer 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 perform effectively and could cause an unwelcomed hike in your energy costs. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can be hard 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 driving up 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 break, it’s time to take care of your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Air-Dynamics Inc to do a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll make sure your furnace is clean and operating smoothly before winter arrives. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also identify and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential problems that may come up when your furnace is used consistently. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season begins, test your carbon monoxide detector. It pays to be sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a fresh set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is done, you can relax and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Reach out to Air-Dynamics Inc and we’ll tackle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no concerns about staying warm and cozy. You can call us at 325-655-2515 or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.