The weeks that see the transition of summer to fall are the best time to get chores done in preparation for the winter season. Doing them too early makes things uncomfortably hot, while putting them off too long often spells trouble when winter sets in. In this blog, Cal Air Cooling and Heating shares the chores you shouldn’t ignore this season.
Roof inspections complement the scheduled maintenance conducted by your roofing contractor. The objective is not for you to perform repairs yourself, but rather to locate roofing problems that may need the attention of your roofer. On a clear day, take out a pair of binoculars and inspect every inch of your roof from the ground, taking note of signs such as loose, damaged or missing shingles and displaced flashing. Call a roofing professional to have these problems fixed.
Inspect Your Furnace
Heating systems should be inspected weeks before winter begins. This helps ensure reliable heating over the entire winter season. Assuming that you followed proper shutdown procedures last spring, there should be no fuel left in the furnace. Any problems you may have encountered the last time you used it, such as the gas heater making a hissing noise, should be addressed by an HVAC technician.
Doing furnace inspections early on makes it less inconvenient in the event that repairs need to be conducted. In contrast, dealing with a broken heating system in the middle of winter means you’ll have to spend a few uncomfortable days making due with space heaters. In addition to the furnace, have your home’s ductwork inspected for leaks and make sure any that are found get sealed, especially if you haven’t done so in the last five years.
Replace the Air Filters
Check the air filters and clean or replace them if dirty. HVAC air filters trap dust, pollen and other indoor air pollutants. They typically require replacement every three months, or once a month during seasons of heavy use. If you’re considering upgrading to high-efficiency filters, ask your HVAC technician for recommendations. Certain types of air filters can be too efficient to the point that they actually hinder airflow.
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