As Autumn leaves tumble down, it's time to drop you our annual reminder to perform an energy-saving season changeover. Doing these few small tasks each Fall makes a big difference in the health and efficiency of your home's heating/cooling system.
Switch the Cold Air Returns If your home has closeable upper and lower cold air returns, close the top vents and open the bottom ones for most efficient airflow.
Put on the AC Cover A breathable cloth cover for your central air conditioner's outdoor unit keeps debris, animals and ice away from the sensitive mechanisms inside. If you don't own one, the Air Comfort Systems parts counter carries a wide selection to fit most units (don't forget to bring the manufacturer name and model number.
Clean Your Furnace Filters If you have an electronic air cleaner or electrostatic filter, clean it thoroughly with soap and water. If you use disposable filters, be certain to change them at least once a month.
Check the Humidifier Pad If your home has a humidifier, replace the pad inside so water can flow through freely. If there's still no flow, check the orifice and the in-line screen. Replacements are available at the Air Comfort Systems parts counter.
Arrange your Energy Maintenance Visit Anytime is equally good for a thorough inspection, lubrication and adjustment of your system. Right now is even better, before cold weather causes a rush of emergency calls.