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6 Tips to Get Your HVAC System  Ready for Fall and Winter

The fall season is a time for pumpkins, warm soups, and yes….preparing your HVAC system for cold weather. Making sure your HVAC system is ready for the coming months will help you keep your home comfortable in the most frigid Wisconsin temperatures. 

That’s why Wulf Brothers in Door County, Wisconsin is happy to share these tips to prepare your HVAC system for the fall, and winter ahead.

1. Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Cleaning your AC unit and heat pump before covering it for the winter is a good idea, particularly if fall has already started.  Leaves, twigs, and other debris from deciduous trees can cause damage, especially if machinery is allowed to operate while there are objects stuck in it.

2. Check Your Air Filters

To get your HVAC ready for the coming fall season, remove your air filters and check for dust and debris buildup. HVAC filters prevent allergens and pollutants from entering your home and causing adverse health effects. They also help your HVAC units run more effectively, which will come in handy when temperatures drop.

3. Seal Air Leaks

If you have air leaks in your home, your HVAC system will have to work overtime to keep you warm this fall and winter. Windows and doors are the most common source of leaks.

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

Weather patterns and humidity levels can change unpredictably in the fall season, which may tempt you to turn the thermostat up to combat an early morning chill, only to turn it back down when midday humidity sets in, making your system run less cost-effectively.

A programmable thermostat can be set to adapt to unexpected fluctuations in temperature. You can also program your thermostat by using a smartphone app when you’re on the go. Your new thermostat will help you keep your home comfortable throughout the entire day without having to adjust it constantly.

5. Consider Replacing Old Units
When Should I Replace My Furnace?
According to the EPA and the DOE, home furnaces will last about 15 years before they should be replaced.
Warning signs that you should be considering furnace replacement include:
• Rising energy bills
• Increased repair calls
• Inconsistent temperatures throughout your home
• Strange new noises coming from furnace
• Soot, dust, or rust around your vents
If you are unsure about whether or not you need a replacement call Wulf Brothers.

Our Technicians will take a look at your heating unit and determine if it can be used for another season.

6. Schedule an HVAC Tuneup

We suggest scheduling an annual tuneup.  An annual tuneup will improve the lifespan of your units and keep them running efficiently, which means more money in your pocket. During a tuneup appointment, a Wulf Brothers HVAC technician will run tests on your units and identify any minor issues that have the potential to turn into more serious problems during winter months.

Don’t  wait for the snow to fly before getting your HVAC system ready for the winter, and if your furnace needs repair, or if you are wondering if you could benefit from a new furnace, let the team at Wulf Brothers help!   920-743-5587
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