Fall is in full swing in Ohio which brings a fun, exciting, and busy time of year. Before you get too caught up in all of the holiday festivities of the season, be sure to take the time to properly care for your HVAC system. According to the heating and air conditioning experts at Allied Services, Inc., you can winterize your HVAC system in just 5 easy steps.
1. Remove Window Units
Many people believe that they can leave their window AC units in the window throughout the winter. However, at Allied, we recommend removing your window units and storing them inside your home. Leaving them in the windows during harsh winter weather can damage them, and they could leave space for air leakage around your windows.
2. Clean Your Outside Unit
It is very important to take time to thoroughy clean your outside unit. Remove any debris that has been trapped inside of your unit, such as leaves, twigs, and branches. Then, clean the unit by using a hose to spray away dirt and dust. Be careful not to bend the fans or damage any of the parts. Allow your unit to dry completely before moving to the next step.
3. Cover Your Outside Unit
Covering your outside unit will prevent moisture and debris from getting into it over the winter. You can find covers at home improvement stores, or you can use a tarp weighed down with rocks to cover it.
4. Change the Air Filter
Your air filter should be replaced every 3-4 months. If you live in an area near construction or that gets a lot of wind, you may find that it’s necessary to change the filter more often. Changing the filter will prevent it from becoming clogged, which can force your HVAC system to work harder to push the air throughout your home.
5. Schedule a Tune-Up
Regular tune-ups are key to keeping your HVAC system running efficiently. Our experienced technicians can diagnose any current issues and make minor repairs and adjustments to prevent future issues from occurring. To schedule your fall tune-up, contact Allied Services today at (937) 269-5059. We serve the communities of Dayton, Oakwood, Springboro, Beavercreek, and beyond.