With the year 2021 quickly coming to an end and the winter months coming sooner rather than later. All homeowners in the state of Ohio need to know how to properly prep their A/C units. Fortunately, to help our customers with this task, the HVAC experts at Five Star Heating & Cooling Group have provided us with the top three AC preparations for winter that are crucial when approaching the winter months.  

1. Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up + Safety Check 

Before the harsh weather temperatures hit, it is vital to schedule your annual tune-up + safety check. Doing so will help give you peace of mind throughout the winter, and you won’t have to worry about your furnace breaking down. Thus, leaving you in the freezing cold. Also, at the time of your appointment, our knowledgeable and friendly technicians cab check your preparations and give you pointers on how to properly prepare your AC for the winter. 

2. Check & Change Your Air Filter

More often than not, during the winter homeowners usually forget about their AC system care. However, furnace and AC filters go hand in hand. If one or both of the filters are full, it can cause your HVAC system to work overtime trying to heat your entire home, which will also affect your home’s energy and efficiency costs. Therefore, in order to avoid astronomical monthly utility bills, you should first replace both filters at the beginning of winter and check them periodically, typically once every 30 days, and replace them as needed. 

3. Clean & Cover Your A/C Unit

The third and final thing all homeowners must do to get their home cooling system ready for the winter is to clean and cover the entire unit. When cleaning the AC unit, you want to eliminate all of the dust and debris from the unit that has accumulated over the summer. On top of cleaning your unit, you also want to invest in an AC cover. Doing these two things will help ensure that your unit won’t be infested with bugs and rodents that usually seek shelter during the winter. 

Overall, it is essential to remember that owning a home is a big responsibility, and as a homeowner, the job of protecting your home never ends. Five Star Heating & Cooling Group is here to help, and we want to help you create a safe and comfortable place for your whole family. 

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