Even in El Paso, TX, temperatures start to drop when fall rolls around. With cooler weather comes an increased strain on your HVAC system. Read on to learn how to prepare your HVAC system for cooler temperatures.

1. Change the Filter

The filter in your HVAC keeps dirt and other harmful particles from circulating throughout your home. It works year-round, whether you’re running the furnace or the air conditioner. During periods of heavy use like winter, it’s best to replace the filter before the start of the season and about once a month afterward.

2. Schedule Fall Maintenance

Getting a yearly tune-up of your HVAC will ensure it’s ready for the cold season. Your technician will do a thorough inspection and make minor adjustments that maximize the efficiency of your equipment.

3. Seal Leaks

Air leaks in the home are a leading cause of rising utility bills. When air escapes the house or comes in from the outside, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. Weather-strip doors and windows, add insulation and seal any leaks you find.

4. Check Alarms

Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms keep you safe from hazards, including home fires and gas leaks from your HVAC system. Check to make sure these units are working properly and have working batteries inside them.

5. Upgrade Your Thermostat

Consider making the switch to a programmable thermostat. This will help you save money on your bills every month and prolong the life of your HVAC system.

Need help getting your HVAC system ready for cooler weather? Give us a call today at Kings Aire and ask us about our HVAC maintenance packages. We offer both residential and commercial services, and we await your call.

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