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3 Best Practices when Switching Your Thermostat from Cool to Heat
09 Nov
By: Climate Control

With cooler temperatures arriving, it’s only a short time before you starting using your heating and air conditioning unit’s heating ability.

Many heating and air conditioning systems can provide both warm and cool air for your home or office. This means no special arrangements are necessary to start using the heating function of your HVAC system when it starts getting cold outside. Despite this convenience, there are still a few things you should do to ensure effective and efficient heating of your place of business or home.

Practice #1: Inspect Your Condenser Unit

The condenser is the large box-shaped object located outside your building. Because it's outside and exposed to the elements, it will endure significant weathering through the course of the summer. When the weather cools off in the fall and winter, it's very unlikely you'll need to use the condenser unit until next season.

Before shutting it down for the year, give it a good look over and see if it needs any attention. Perhaps some dirt or mud is covering the condenser, or some sticks are stuck in the grill. Minor problems you can probably handle yourself, although if you find more severe problems, consider hiring an HVAC technician to do a formal inspection.

Practice #2 Check Your Air Filters

Your air filters are the primary means of your HVAC system to maintain indoor air quality. Ideally, you will replace your HVAC system’s air filters every few months. The beginning of a new season is a good reminder that your air filters need changing.

With cleaner air filters, your HVAC system will work much easier (and efficiently) to produce the same amount of heated or cooled air. So changing your air filters doesn’t just keep your indoor air clean, but can save money on your energy bill in the long-run.

Practice #3 Check the Thermostat

Without a proper working thermostat, the HVAC system won’t work. So while completing routine tasks, such as checking and changing the air filters, make sure your thermostat is working properly, too. If it runs off batteries, you may need to change them. Also, reexamine the heat programming and confirm it provides the right balance between comfort and cost.

Before switching your heating and air conditioning system from heating to cooling, take a few steps to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the change. If you come across on any issues or concerns, feel free to

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