Preparing Your Home Comfort System for the Cooler Weather
Tips for Preparing Your Saskatoon Home Comfort System for the Cooler Weather
It seems like everywhere you turn now in Saskatoon whether it’s driving down one of the city’s streets, or looking at the trees in your own backyard, you see that telltale sign of fall….leaves that are turning yellow and ready to drop off their branches. Your furnace may be getting fired up for the first time in a while and this is a reminder to consider your home comfort system maintenance.
It’s a good idea to take advantage of the warmer weather we still have to prepare your heating system in your home for the cool weather. The following are some tried and true tips that we suggest will help you keep things running smoothly and hopefully keep unexpected furnace and Air Conditioning repair costs low.
Let Some Fresh Air In
Now that the daytime temps are decreasing and the evenings bring a cooler breeze, take the opportunity to open the windows and give your indoor air quality a boost. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this opportunity to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill begins.
Clean & Inspect Your Air Conditioning Unit
Get in and around your A/C unit to remove leaves, twigs, and debris that surrounds it. While you’re doing that, look at the casing around the air conditioning unit for anything that is cracked or showing rust. You want to ensure the seals are all tight and if you see something off, please contact us to take look. These problems may seem minor but if left, can cause troubles when you go to restart the unit next spring!
Book a Furnace Tune Up
If it’s been awhile since you last had that furnace thoroughly checked, call to book in for a Saskatoon furnace tune up. While we do our best to fit urgent calls in, it does get busy once those furnaces get turned on and everything freezes, so book us in now and avoid any hassle. A tune up is the best defense against unexpected maintenance costs and helps keep your equipment running smoothly.
Cover and Turn off the Air Conditioning Unit Power
Once you’ve turned off the A/C inside, you should ensure you’ve turned off the main power to the unit. Not only is this a good safety step for when you’re doing your season end maintenance, but it keeps water out that could freeze and damage the condensing unit. You should also cover your unit with one that fits your unit or even a tightly secured tarp to protect it from the cold, snow, and ice we are guaranteed to get over the winter here in Saskatoon. This prevents cracking, keeps debris away, and helps insulate the unit.
Our job at Gibbon Heating & Air Conditioning is to help maintain your home’s optimal comfort level. When you’re looking for a reliable and Trusted Saskatoon Furnace and Air Conditioning sales, service and repair business, we service Saskatoon and area. If you have any questions about preparing your home comfort system for our long Saskatchewan winter, please don’t hesitate to call us to book at (306) 343-9576.