Pre-Winter Preparations For Heating And Air Conditioning Units

Posted on: 10 September 2019

It's getting to be that time of year again –the time to make the change from air conditioning to heating the home. As you prepare to bundle up for the winter, there's a few things that you can do to get a head-start on winter preparations. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you prepare for winter today to make spring a little easier for you later.

Bring in the Professionals for Heat and Air Services

Whether you've had nothing but trouble with your window or portable air conditioning units this year, it's important to have them cleaned and inspected before you put them away for the winter. You see, these units tend to accumulate water inside of them. When this water is left to dry on its own, mold and mildew can begin to grow. When you turn the unit on next year, those mold and mildew spores will become airborne and spread throughout the air that you breathe. So, rather than waiting and letting the issue worsen as the unit is stored for the winter, it can be cleaned, packed up, and stored in perfect condition for immediate use next season. If any air conditioning repair is needed, now would be a good time to have it done.

Now to think about heating – do you have portable heaters that you use to supplement the home heating system? Did you have those units inspected at the end of the season last year? If not, it's time to get them checked out. These units are too prone to accidental fires that they must be inspected for any damage that could result in a fire or short. Have your appliance repair person check it out while they're working to service your air conditioning unit.

Ductwork Cleaning

Think about all of the stuff that's probably sitting in the ductwork throughout your home. Is that anything that you'd want to breathe in? Having the ductwork cleaned at least once each year will help to protect the air quality within your home. If you continue to use the heating and cooling system that feeds the air through the ductwork without having it cleaned, all of that dirt, mold, mites, and who knows what else, will come shooting through the system, through the vents, and into your lungs.

Get started with your winter preparations today and your spring preparations will come much easier for you. Hopefully, these few tips will help keep you safe, protect your appliances, and keep your home as comfortable as it can be.


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