Switching from A/C to Heat in Charlotte, NC

September 29, 2016by Sophie The Dog

family-w-dogFall has finally come to Charlotte, NC. Leaves are falling, football stadiums are filling, and the weather is beginning to cool down. As the kids and the pets jump in every leaf pile they can find, you’ll be reaching for the thermostat to turn it from COOL to HEAT. Below are some tips our team at Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning have found to smooth the transition from heating to cooling.

Clear debris from around the heat pump

If your home uses a heat pump, your outside unit will be in use all year long. Make sure all leaves and debris are brushed off and cleared away from the heat pump so that it can effectively move heat into your home.

Check your humidifier

Low humidity in winter air is known to cause static electricity shocks, dry skin, and higher monthly utility bills. Dry air feels colder, forcing you turn the heat up to feel comfortable. Set your humidifier to ensure optimal humidity levels, allowing you to lower the temperature a few degrees and significantly cut down on energy costs.

Strange smell? Don’t worry

Over time, dust and particles accumulate in the ductwork of your HVAC system. This is especially true if you have a dog like Sophie, who is as hairy as she is lovable! When you first turn the heat on, warm air begins to burn these particles away. This can result in a funny odor at first, but it just means your heating system is working properly.

Schedule an HVAC system inspection in Charlotte, NC

Fall is a crucial time to have your heating system inspected. Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning technicians perform thorough inspections to ensure your equipment will operate safely and efficiently throughout the fall and winter. Along with checking fuel levels and changing air filters to provide clean, comfortable heat, we make sure there are no faulty components that could result in a carbon monoxide leak or an electrical failure, which are common furnace issues. An early fall system inspection means a safe and comfortable home for your family and pets throughout the colder season in Charlotte. Call us for an inspection today!

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