4 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Cool Weather

4 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Cool Weather

As the weather in Florida changes, so does the role of the HVAC system in your home. Instead of cooling, you’ll be heating your house for comfort. Let the shifting weather be your sign to start clearing heat registers and scheduling annual HVAC system maintenance for your Tarpon Springs, Florida, home.

Clear Heat Registers

Before you start using your heating system, walk through your home to make sure your furniture isn’t blocking any heat registers. Curtains, storage containers, and decorations covering heat registers can restrict the flow of air from your heating system, preventing warm air from heating your house properly. Another reason to clear the area around your heat registers is to eliminate potential fire hazards.

Check Air Filters

A simple way to prepare your home for cool weather is to check your HVAC system’s air filters to make sure they aren’t clogged. Your system works harder to pull air through dirty filters, and this decreases efficiency and increases wear and tear on parts. Dirty filters also won’t trap airborne particles effectively and can allow dust and allergens to circulate throughout your home.

Schedule Annual Maintenance

By scheduling maintenance before using your heating system, you’ll make sure your system is ready when you need it the most. Annual maintenance by a qualified technician extends the life of your system. Your HVAC pro will replace worn parts to prevent damage or untimely breakdowns. A well-maintained system operates efficiently, saving you money on your energy bills and staying reliable at extreme temperatures.

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

To keep your family safe, install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Carbon monoxide is a deadly, colorless, odorless gas produced by fuel-burning appliances. Proper venting ensures that carbon monoxide never enters the living areas of your home, but if your heating system malfunctions, a carbon monoxide detector makes sure you are alerted.

As the cooler weather approaches, take the time to start preparing your Tarpon Springs, Florida, home. Here at United Air Conditioning, we provide annual HVAC maintenance, carbon monoxide detectors, and heating system installations. Call us at 727-531-0496 for services and systems that will have you ready for winter.

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