How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017It’s time to say goodbye to the summer months. Some of you may begrudgingly dig your sweatshirts 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 coming—and winter is just around the corner. Bormida Mechanical Services Inc has a few tips for you that let you enjoy the fall and keep your space cozy until next spring. Along with scheduling your routine air conditioner service from Bormida Mechanical Services Inc, 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 Springfield summer. Before you give your AC time off for the colder months, check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. This will help your air conditioner work more efficiently and keep dust and pollutants from circulating through your indoor space as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temps are decreasing, open the windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to let in some fresh air before winter’s chill sets in. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets moved around as you move from outdoor living in the summer to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Be sure that 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 bills. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can be hard on weather-stripping. Check 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 adding costs your heating bills. Halt leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed. Schedule a Furnace Checkup. Once your AC is ready to take a rest, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll ensure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter hits. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also identify and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential issues that may come up when your furnace is in regular use. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season kicks off, test your carbon monoxide detector. It is beneficial to make sure your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are operating properly and have a fresh set of batteries installed. Once this simple checklist is finished, you can rest and take in all the beauty and fun that fall offers. Reach out to Bormida Mechanical Services Inc and we’ll take care of some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter with no worries about staying warm and cozy. You can call us at 217-210-2662 or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.