In the upcoming weeks, the cooling season will be winding down and many homeowners will begin preparing for this year's heating season. Around this time of year, many homeowners have questions about switching from air conditioning to heating in their homes. Today we're going to talk about the relationship between air conditioners and furnaces and what you need to keep in mind when you're transitioning between the two!
The great thing about most modern heating and cooling systems is that they share some of the same components. When you switch from running your air conditioner to running your furnace, your system will still use the same air handler, filtration system, thermostat and ductwork. Best of all, your system already knows how to switch between these components; all you have to do is switch your thermostat to the heating mode!
Even though your furnace and air conditioner share some of the same components, there are still many parts that are only used by your furnace. Most of these parts are not inspected during your air conditioner tune-up, so you still need to schedule a furnace tune-up this fall to bring your furnace up to its peak efficiency and performance levels. Check out our posts about tune-ups for your air conditioner and furnace to see how they differ.
If you have any questions about switching from air conditioning to heating, or if you'd like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles, MO, furnace and air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Ballwin, Chesterfield and Clarkson Valley, MO.