How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017It’s time to say goodbye to the summer months. Some of you may begrudgingly grab your winter clothes out of storage, while others have spent weeks trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how fall makes you feel, it’s here—and winter is on its heels. Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC has a few tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your house cozy until next spring. Along with booking your ongoing air conditioner service from Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC, use this checklist to prep for the change in season. Take Care of Your Air Filter. Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Vancouver season. Before you give your AC time off for the colder months, check your air filter and change it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from moving through your house as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temps are decreasing, take the opportunity to open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this time to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill sets in. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you switch from outdoor living in the nice weather to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Ensure that 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 bills. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can take a toll on weather-stripping. Examine 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 driving up 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 rest, it’s time to switch focus to your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC to schedule a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter rolls in. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also pinpoint and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is used consistently. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season begins, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is worth it to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a brand new set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is done, you can relax and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Call Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC and we’ll tackle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter confident about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 360-571-5100 or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.