Now that temperatures have dropped and we are approaching Christmas, you will be switching your HVAC system over to a warmer setting. This will keep your home or work environment at a comfortable temperature for all. With this change in temperature, your air conditioning unit will change the way it operates, so you should make sure that it is functioning at optimum efficiency. Simple checks to important working parts such as filters or coils can ensure this is the case, and you should make sure the weather conditions aren’t negatively affecting your system. Following these simple steps can help keep your home comfortable in winter:

Check the filter

Your AC filter is one of the most important parts of the system – it makes sure that the air being circulated through your property is clean and any dust, mould or bacteria are removed. This means you can breathe fresh air and still remain at a comfortable temperature.  Your filter should be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis, at least twice a year. Clogged filters will mean your HVAC unit is forced to work harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, so keeping your filters clean will have a positive impact on your energy bills.

Check coils and fins

Your air conditioning coils and fins are some of the most important working parts of your system. If your AC unit is intended to heat your room, the coil plays an important role in making sure the air is at the correct temperature before it is circulated throughout your property. The fins of your system control the direction in which air is being circulated, so checking these will ensure even distribution of warm air. You should check the coils and fins on an annual basis, so looking over them now is a good idea to ensure you can get effective usage from your air conditioning all winter long.

Clean your external unit

During autumn and winter, your external air conditioning unit is most likely to fall victim of bad weather and cold conditions. There can be all sorts of dirt and debris that can be blown onto your external unit, which can affect its ability to take in air and function effectively. This debris can be cleared quickly and easily, so it is worthwhile checking your external unit on a regular basis to ensure it remains unobstructed and can continue to operate effectively.

Check your HVAC system regularly

With the cold weather, you will be increasingly reliant on your HVAC system to ensure that your home or workplace is comfortable for your family or employees. Carrying out a quick lookover on a regular basis can make all the difference to keep your system operating efficiently all winter long. We recommend checking your system once every 2-3 weeks to make sure there is nothing noticeably wrong.

Following these steps can help you to keep your home or workplace warm and comfortable throughout the winter, and it can also help you make sure it will be operating correctly once summer arrives again. If you notice any issues with your system, or you want it serviced in time for the coldest months, contact us at JP Air Conditioning. We can book in servicing or repairs at your earliest convenience. Call now on 0208 333 1191 or email to speak to a member of our team.

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