How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017Now is the time to say goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly drag your winter clothes out of storage, while others have spent days trying to figure out which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how you feel about fall, it’s coming—and winter is just around the corner. Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc has several tips for you that give you the chance to enjoy the fall and keep your house cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your regular air conditioner service from Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Mobile summer. Before you give your AC time off for the cooler months, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from circulating through your indoor space as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. With the temperatures dropping, take the opportunity to open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this time to get some fresh air before winter’s chill begins. 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 a challenge for your HVAC system to perform effectively and could cause an unwelcomed increase in your utility costs. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can put wear on weather-stripping. Check around your windows and doors for leaks that could allow heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing your heating bills. Prevent 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 switch focus to your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc to schedule a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll make 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 problems that may come up when your furnace is in regular use. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season starts, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is worth it to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a fresh set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is finished, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall brings. Reach out to Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc and we’ll take care of some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no worries about staying warm and cozy. You can contact us at 251-471-2674 or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.