Just yesterday, we were taking a dip in your swimming pool on a hot sunny afternoon to cool off. Now it’s almost time to pull out your warm sweaters, watch football, and enjoy pumpkin spice-flavored foods! It’s also time when the cooler weather and temperatures creep up on us unexpectedly. Before we know it, the temperature will be in the 50s, with the heat ready to turn on. It is time to prepare your HVAC system in San Diego for the winter season. Here are several helpful tips to get you started.
Check Your Air Filters
Having dirty furnace and air conditioning filters can cause multiple problems with your HVAC system in San Diego. For example, it can prevent your system from heating or cooling your home correctly and efficiently. We recommend replacing your air conditioning filter before shutting it down. By doing this, it will be ready for when it’s time to kick on again. Stay on top of furnace filter replacements throughout the heating months to keep your system working adequately.
Seal Air Leaks
You can prevent drafts and lessen energy waste in your home by sealing your windows and doors with caulk and weather-stripping. Our service professional will seal the leaky ductwork with mastic or aluminum tape.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
We recommend a check for any debris or damage and removing all debris around the unit to ensure proper airflow and prevent dirt and leaves from getting into the coils or inside the HVAC unit. If you find any signs of damage, give Paulson AC a call!
Check Your Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are vital devices that keep you safe at home. We highly recommend replacing the batteries with new ones each year and the U.S. Fire Administration recommends replacing smoke detectors every ten years. If you are still determining the last time you replaced your smoke detectors, always check the date of manufacture on the backside of the smoke detector. It would be best to push the test button on every device to ensure they are working correctly.
Schedule A Maintenance Checkup
Prepare your system for fall by scheduling a maintenance checkup with Paulson Air Conditioning. During the maintenance checkup, our trained advanced trained technician will inspect your furnace and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your system operates correctly. We are committed to delivering top-tier HVAC services to our clients in San Diego, Clairemont, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and all surrounding areas. Your comfort is our mission!
Contact Paulson Air Conditioning today for any home or business HVAC installation or service needs.