How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017Now 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. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning has a few tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your house cozy until next spring. Along with scheduling your routine air conditioner service from Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 West Valley summer. Before you give your AC time off for the cooler season, check your air filter and change it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from moving through your home as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temps are decreasing, open the windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this chance to let in some fresh air before winter’s chill arrives. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets rearranged as you move from outdoor living in the warmer months 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 harder 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 take a toll on weather-stripping. Check 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. Prevent leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed. Schedule a Furnace Checkup. Once your AC is ready to step aside for the winter, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll make sure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter hits. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also pinpoint and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is used consistently. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season kicks off, 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 complete, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Call Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning and we’ll tackle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no worries about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 801-305-4777 or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.