Change Your Air Filter
It’s essential to give your furnace a fresh start this Fall. Even though you may still be running the AC here and there, it’s a good idea to pop in a new, fresh filter. As the season changes, most HVAC professionals recommend replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one. Air filters should be changed yearly, preferably just before the heating season.
Schedule An End Of Season AC Tune-Up
It’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician out to preop the unit for winter. This can be important if you declined to get a tune-up before summer started. A Tech can also ensure nothing is leaking and discourage mildew from forming or stop a minor issue before it becomes a large one, saving you money in the long run.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
If you have an outdoor unit, double-check for any debris or damage. Remove all debris around the unit to ensure proper airflow and prevent dirt or leaves from getting on the coils or inside the unit. If you find any signs of damage, give us a call to schedule an appointment!
Invest In A Programmable Thermostat
Autumn’s temperatures can fluctuate unpredictably. You might wake up to a chilly morning and discover heat and humidity have set in by lunchtime. Since weather patterns are so variable in the fall, they force you and your HVAC system to adapt to a wide range of temperatures. If your home has an older, traditional-style thermostat, fall is an excellent time to consider upgrading to a new, modern model. You can program your brand-new thermostat to have full control over the heating and cooling of your home, and many brands feature compatible smartphone apps you can use to change your home’s temperature from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. If you leave for work and realize it’s a much warmer day than the weather forecast prepared you for, adjust your settings with the touch of a fingertip. These thermostats are an excellent way to keep your home comfortable, save wear and tear on your HVAC system, and lower your energy costs.
Seal Air Leaks
Did you know leaks are a common cause of HVAC inefficiencies? The air leaks in an average house are equivalent to leaving a medium-sized window wide open 24 hours a day. During extreme temperatures, those home air leaks could cost you a bundle of energy loss. It’s essential to find those leaks and seal them up.
Schedule A Furnace Maintenance Appointment
Your annual heater inspection and cleaning are important for many reasons, and there is no good reason to wait for the last moment to get it done. In fact, when you really think about it, it makes much more sense to do it long before it starts to get cold outside. Schedule your annual furnace maintenance early, and you can save on time, money, and possibly a whole lot of stress.