How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures

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Now is the time to say goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly dig your sweatshirts out of storage, while others have spent weeks trying to determine which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how fall makes you feel, it’s coming—and winter is just around the corner. Premium Air Services LLC has some tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with arranging your regular air conditioner service from Premium Air Services LLC, use this checklist to get ready for the change in season.

Take Care of Your Air Filter.
Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Tomball summer. Before you give your AC a vacation for the cooler months, check your air filter and exchange it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner run more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from circulating through your house as the seasons change.

Let Some Fresh Air In.
Now that the temps are decreasing, open up your windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this chance to get some fresh air before winter’s chill sets in.

Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear.
Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you move from outdoor living in the nice weather to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Make sure none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it harder for your HVAC system to do its jobs and could cause an unwelcomed hike in your utility costs.

Check for Air Leaks.
The heat of summer can be hard on weather-stripping. Check around your windows and doors for leaks that could end up allowing heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and adding costs your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed.

Schedule a Furnace Checkup.
Once your AC is ready to take a break, it’s time to take care of your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Premium Air Services LLC to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll ensure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter arrives. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also pinpoint and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential challenges that may come up when your furnace is used consistently.

Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector.
Before heating season kicks off, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is worth it to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a fresh set of batteries installed.

Once this simple checklist is finished, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Reach out to Premium Air Services LLC and we’ll take care of some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no concerns about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 713-688-8784.

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