When the seasons change in Denton, North Carolina, and the weather starts to get cooler, it’s important to prepare your HVAC system for it. Don’t wait until it’s already cold outside to make sure your heating system is in working order. Complete these easy do-it-yourself HVAC tasks to prepare your heater for the winter.

Replace the Filter

Swapping out the air filter in your HVAC system can help improve efficiency and ensure good air quality as the seasons change. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your filter every one to three months. If you don’t know how to reach the filter, an HVAC service technician can replace it as part of a seasonal tuneup. If you suffer from allergies, using a filter with a higher MERV rating can trap smaller particles and reduce your symptoms.

Cover the Air Conditioner

When it’s cold outside, you probably won’t run your air conditioner much. Snow and ice can cause damage to your outdoor AC unit, so consider covering it for the winter. Secure it to the unit to prevent it from flying off and damaging your home or yard during a winter storm. A piece of plywood on top will protect it even more.

Schedule a Tuneup

The best thing you can do to prepare your furnace for the winter is to schedule a seasonal tuneup service. During the tuneup, our HVAC service technician will examine all components of the heating system. We;ll be able to take care of minor repairs as well as recommend options for large repairs or replacements.

Instead of waiting until it’s chilly and finding out that your furnace isn’t working, schedule your tuneup early to prepare. Routine maintenance is the easiest way to protect your HVAC system throughout the year.

Contact Charlie’s Heating & Cooling at (336) 629-5453 to schedule your heating maintenance service. We look forward to helping you prep your heater for the winter. 

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