How to Prep Your Home for Cooler Fall Temperatures09/08/2017We’re saying goodbye to the hot weather. Some of you may begrudgingly drag your sweaters out of storage, while others have spent their time trying to decide which hoodie will go best with your first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Regardless of how fall makes you feel, it’s here—and winter is right behind. Woody's Sudden Service Inc has a few tips for you that will allow you to enjoy the fall and keep your home cozy until next spring. Along with scheduling your ongoing air conditioner service from Woody's Sudden Service Inc, use this checklist to get ready for the change in season. Take Care of Your Air Filter. Your AC worked hard for you through the hot Manassas Park season. Before you give your AC a break 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 house as the seasons change. Let Some Fresh Air In. Now that the temperature is cooling off, open the windows and enhance your indoor air quality. The air within your house can be several times more polluted than outdoor air, so take this chance to bring in fresh air before winter’s chill arrives. Be Sure Vents and Registers are Clear. Sometimes furniture gets shifted around as you transition from outdoor living in the warmer months to being inside more as the days get cooler and shorter. Ensure that none of your vents or registers are blocked as you rearrange. This will make it harder for your HVAC system to do what it needs to do and could cause an unwelcomed increase in your utility costs. Check for Air Leaks. The heat of summer can take a toll on weather-stripping. Examine your windows and doors for leaks that could end up allowing heated air out of your home this winter. Air leaks are responsible for reducing heating efficiency and increasing your heating bills. Stop leaks by replacing caulking and weather-stripping where needed. Schedule a Furnace Checkup. Once your AC is ready to take a break, it’s time to focus on your winter workhorse: your furnace. Call Woody's Sudden Service Inc to perform preventive maintenance checkup. We’ll be sure your furnace is clean and running smoothly before winter rolls in. During your preventive maintenance, we’ll also identify and let you know what needs to be done to fix any potential challenges that may come up when your furnace is used consistently. Test Your Carbon Monoxide Detector. Before heating season starts, 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 complete, you can relax and take in all the beauty and fun that fall has to offer. Contact Woody's Sudden Service Inc and we’ll handle some of this checklist for you. Together, we’ll ensure you head into winter confident about staying warm and cozy. You can reach us at 703-369-5528 or you can conveniently schedule an appointment with us online.