Your AC system needs love in the colder months, too!
In fact, your AC system needs care and maintenance all year long. When it comes to preparing your air conditioner for winter, there are some tips to consider that will help you protect your AC system during cold weather.
Just because you’re not turning on the AC in winter doesn’t mean your system doesn’t need protection. Here are 6 steps to protect your AC system during the colder months.
If you’ve been following along, then you know how important it is to change your air filters. Not only does this task help keep the air in your home clean and free of pollutants, but it also helps extend your HVAC system’s work life.
In the cold winter months, moisture can cause mold and mildew to grow. By changing your air filters, you can control contaminants in your home or business.
When it gets cold outside, it can be confusing when trying to find the right setting on your thermostat. By investing in a smart thermostat, you can rely on technology to learn your patterns and keep your home or business at ideal temperatures for your lifestyle and desired energy consumption. This also reduces the workload on your HVAC system and helps protect it during the colder months.
Snow, ice, dirt and debris can quickly pile up on your outside air conditioning unit. That’s why it’s important to protect both the inside and outside components of your HVAC system.
First, start by shutting off the power to your HVAC system at the breaker. Then, remove debris and use your hose to rinse off any dirt and bird droppings. Next, allow the unit to fully dry. Finally, place an air conditioner cover over your unit to protect it from the elements and debris build-up.
Give the interior components of your air conditioning system a break by upgrading your insulation. Not only will this make your home or business more energy efficient, but it will also protect your HVAC system while extending its work life.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) systems are great for several reasons. They help to purify the air in your home or business and mitigate irritating pollutants. This creates a healthier environment for you to live and work. Plus, IAQ systems eliminate dust and other particles, which cuts down on particulate matter coating your HVAC system. Essentially, an IAQ system protects your health and your air conditioning system.
For the best results, make sure to schedule maintenance tune-ups twice per year with an HVAC technician. The team at Moss will inspect your system, make repairs, and ensure your air conditioning system is protected in the colder months and beyond.
Your HVAC needs year-round care for protection and to keep it working as long as possible. Whether you need a routine tune-up, help preparing your air conditioner for winter, or anything else…Moss can help.