Fall is here, which means chilly weather is just around the corner. At Affordable Service in Rio Rancho, we believe it’s important to get your heater ready for the Fall changeover to ensure you stay warm and cozy all season long. Our experts have put together a few quick tips to help you prepare.

  • Shut down your swamp cooler- A very important aspect of Fall preparation is to shut down your swamp cooler. Swamp coolers are extremely common in New Mexico due to the climate; however, if you have refrigerated air, you will need to winterize your HVAC system. Our team of experts can winterize your cooling system and perform maintenance to ensure your furnace is ready to operate safely.
  • Change your furnace filter- Changing your furnace filter should be done regularly, but it’s especially important before switching back to heating from cooling.
  • Clean your vents- It is always a good idea to check and clean your vents. Once cleaned, make sure all the vents are opened in areas you want to be heated. If your vents need a little extra work, reach out to the experts at Affordable Service. We offer vent and duct cleaning services at a reasonable price.
  • Don’t wait until it’s too late- Don’t wait for the first freeze to turn on your heater. We encourage you to ensure everything is running smoothly before it gets too cold.

New Mexico’s cold weather will be here before we know it! Contact the team at Affordable Service if you need an inspection on your furnace or HVAC system. We are available for any questions and are here 24/7 for your HVAC and plumbing emergencies.