Summer is finally over. The cold weather will soon be here, which means it's almost time to fire up your heater. The best way to ensure that your heater will make it through the winter is to perform a bit of preventative maintenance. Here are four steps you should take to make sure your heater is ready to keep you warm during those cold winter nights.
Change the Filter
Now that you're going to be firing up your furnace, you need to make sure that you begin the season with a clean filter.
It can be both frustrating and disappointing to turn on the AC on a hot afternoon to discover it does little more than blow hot air. There are several reasons why the AC may not be blowing cool air. The following troubleshooting guide can help you get to the root of the problem.
Issue #1: Thermostat troubles
The first step is to check the thermostat and make sure it is set to AC and not just fan.
Cold nights, cool mornings, and decreasing daytime temperatures can only mean one thing – winter is coming. With winter comes the need to turn off your central AC unit for the season as you make the switch over to heat. While much of the focus is on preparing the furnace at this time of year, there are also a few maintenance steps you should take with your AC to ensure it works properly once summer rolls around again.
If you have a large family, your water heater probably works overtime to provide your home with plenty of hot water. The last thing you want is to have your hot water run cold during bath time. Luckily, you don't have to. With routine maintenance, your water heater will provide you with plenty of hot water. Here are three steps you should take to keep your water heater in tip-top shape.
You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool during the summer. If you live in a region that experiences extreme temperatures during the summer months, your air conditioner can get overworked. Unfortunately, that overwork can lead to malfunctions and elevated utility bills. Here are some steps you can take to help your AC keep you cool while reducing your utility bills.
Clean Your Air Conditioner
If your air conditioner hasn't been cleaned in a while, it might be time to do that.