Getting Your Home Ready This Fall

September 16, 2016
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You can lower your utility bills and make your Longview, Texas, home more comfortable by preparing for the cooler weather that’s in store. Planning ahead also helps you to avoid costly repairs and extends the life of your HVAC system. Get prepared for winter by checking your insulation, installing a programmable thermostat, and maintaining your HVAC system during fall.

Check Your Insulation

Insulation prevents warm air from escaping from your home as you use your heating system. Unfortunately, pests and bad weather create gaps in insulation, and mold lowers indoor air quality. Some types of insulation settle and become less effective over time. Before cold weather starts, check the insulation in your basement or attic for gaps or dark spots that could be caused by mold. Our HVAC technicians can provide advice regarding the type and amount of insulation you need so you can save energy.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

You can set a programmable thermostat to raise or lower the temperature in your home while you’re at work or asleep. Most programmable thermostats can switch between your heater and your air conditioner automatically so that you can stay comfortable easily on warmer days. You can use your smartphone or tablet to control many programmable thermostats from anywhere.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Check your HVAC system’s air filter once per month, and change it when it gets dirty or at least every three months. This saves energy and keeps your indoor air quality high. A dirty filter can’t remove dust, mold, pet dander, or other pollutants from your home. With a clean filter, your system will have better airflow, preventing drafts and chilly areas as well. Have your furnace inspected by a professional before you start using it. You should also have your HVAC system checked if you hear unusual noises or notice performance problems.

JD’s A/C has more than 30 years of heating and air conditioning experience. We can install, maintain, and repair a variety of equipment to help you get your home ready for any season. Call us at (903) 759-7483 to learn more about how our services can enhance indoor comfort.

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