Tips & Tricks to Prepare Your A/C for the Winter 

Aug 27, 2021 | Air Conditioning, Cooling, HVAC, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Lancaster Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that the AC can tend to get neglected during the winter months. Nevertheless, your home heating and cooling systems require maintenance all year long. Some of these tasks will need to be done by a NATE-certified technician; however, there are plenty of these tasks you can do on your own to increase the lifespan of your residential HVAC system. 

Check & Replace Air Filters

The first task you can do on your own is to check and replace the dirty air filters within each of your units. When it comes to changing the filter in your AC unit during the winter is where a lot of new and old homeowners fall short. The furnace needs a clean filter for the AC to do its job correctly. If one or both filters are full of dust, lint, or debris, the HVAC will work harder to provide you with filtered and temperature-controlled air. Thus, resulting in higher monthly utility bills. Our experienced professionals suggest changing both filters simultaneously as winter approaches and check each every 30 days and replace as needed. 

Cover & Clean Your A/C Unit

Another task that homeowners can do on their own to prolong the lifespan of their home cooling system is to correctly cover and thoroughly clean the entire A/C unit. All homeowners need to invest in an AC cover. It might not seem like a big deal to most, but this helps keep your unit safe from ice, sleet, and snow. Homeowners can purchase their covers from any hardware store such as ACE, Home Depot, or Lowes. On top of covering your unit for the winter, it also needs to be cleaned. When cleaning the AC unit, you want to remove all the dust and debris that collected inside your unit over the summer. Taking advantage of these two steps will help guarantee that your unit won’t be a place for bugs and rodents seeking safety during the winter. 

Schedule Your Yearly Furnace Tune-Up + Safety Check 

One thing that will require a certified technician is your yearly tune-up and safety check for your furnace. One of our knowledgeable and friendly technicians will come out to inspect your home heating system to confirm all of the pieces and parts within your system are working efficiently. This way, a professional can help give you a sense of comfort, knowing that your furnace will be able to keep up with your temperature needs throughout the winter. Moreover, you can ask the technician if you have correctly coved and prepared your AC unit for the winter during this appointment. 

A/C maintenance is something that should be done more than once a year. And when you take the proper precautions and steps to maintain your home cooling system, it will increase its overall efficiency, the need for repairs, as well as its lifespan. 

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