As cooler weather finally begins to descend upon us here in north TX, it's time to start prepping for the fall and winter months ahead.
One of the absolute best things you can do right now before it gets too cold outside is to change your HVAC filters and turn your heat on to check if its running properly (make sure system is set to "off" when changing filters, then turn back on once new filter is installed).
HVAC companies begin getting very busy soon as folks realize that there is something wrong with their heating system, so it's best to be proactive and get out ahead of these issues. It can not only save you money down the road, but possibly a cold night or two without heat. To boot, it will allow your system to breathe at it's fullest potential, helping your heating costs to stay lower and the house to warm up faster.I cannot recommend enough that you install a fresh filter in your system BEFORE you run the heat for the first time. This will ensure your system isn't heating up all the pet hair your return air vents have been sucking up all summer, making the house smell funky. On that note, don't be alarmed if the system smells a little odd when you run the heat for the first time this season. That's completely normal and should only last a short while.
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So the basic checklist is;
1. Turn off your HVAC system
2. Replace your filter (we use and highly prefer "Hepa" filters as they do a much better job of catching pet hair, dander and small allergens vs the basic or standard cheap filters)
3. Turn system back on, run a heat cycle4. Assess room temps, check for moisture around air registers
That's it! If all is good, you're ready for the cold months ahead.