How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017We’re saying goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly dig your sweaters out of storage, while others have spent their time trying to figure out 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 right behind. All Seasons Heating & A/C Co has several tips for you that give you the chance to enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with booking your ongoing air conditioner service from All Seasons Heating & A/C Co, 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 Bloomington season. Before you give your AC a break 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 traveling through your house as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. With the temperatures dropping, take the opportunity to open the windows and improve your indoor air quality. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to get some fresh air before winter’s chill arrives. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets moved 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 perform effectively and could cause an unwelcomed increase in your utility costs. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can be hard on weather-stripping. Look around your windows and doors for leaks that could let heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed. Schedule a Furnace Checkup. Once your AC is ready to step aside for the winter, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co to schedule a preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll make sure 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 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 new set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is done, you can sit back and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no concerns about staying warm and cozy. You can call us at 812-332-9100 or you can easily schedule an appointment with us online.