How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017Now is the time to say goodbye to the summer months. Some of you may begrudgingly grab your sweaters 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 you feel about fall, it’s coming—and winter is just around the corner. Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc has a few 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, use this checklist to prepare for the change in season. Take Care of Your Air Filter. Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Phoenix summer. Before you give your AC a vacation for the cooler months, 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 traveling through your house as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temperature is cooling off, open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to get some fresh air before winter’s chill begins. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets rearranged as you switch from outdoor living in the nice weather to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Make sure none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it a challenge for your HVAC system to do its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed increase in your utility bills. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can take a toll on weather-stripping. Examine 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 adding costs your heating bills. Stop 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and operating smoothly before winter rolls in. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also detect 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 begins, test your carbon monoxide detector. It pays to be sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a brand new set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is finished, you can sit back and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Contact Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 602-997-5701 or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.