Summer isn’t officially over yet, but cooler temperatures on the way, now is a good time to start preparing your HVAC system in New Jersey for the change in seasons. There are some simple things you can do to easily transition from cooling to heating. Check out HVAC preventative maintenance checklist below.
- Cover your AC unit. If your AC unit is in an area that is likely to collect leaves or debris, it’s good to cover the top of the unit with a piece of plywood to prevent snow or ice from damaging it. However, only cover the top half of the AC unit and make sure the covering is not airtight so moisture can evaporate. This allows it to “breathe” and prevents rust and corrosion.
- Test your heating system. Now is the perfect time to ensure your heating system is working properly. Get the steps to test your heating system here. Also, if you hear any unusual sounds you’ve never heard before, it can be a sign something is wrong with your heating system. Check out this blog article for more information.
- Keep the air moving. The ceiling fans in your house shouldn’t just gather dust once the warm weather passes. To distribute heat throughout the room, find the small switch on the main body of the fan that reverses the fan’s direction. When you don’t feel a breeze, that means the fan is blowing air upward, circulating air without cooling the room. Hot air trapped at the ceiling will be forced down along the walls.
- Limit the use of exhaust fans. Be sure to turn off kitchen, bath and other exhaust fans within 20 minutes of use to save energy.
NJR Home Services is here for you and your home comfort needs. Whether you need heating service or AC service in New Jersey, electrical home repairs or are interested in solar, simply call 877-466-3657 or complete our online request form. We’ll respond promptly and answer your questions.