Fall is around the corner, and the changing of the seasons means more work for your HVAC system. There are a lot of things you should do to prepare your HVAC system for fall, but where do you start?
Check out our tips on how to prepare your HVAC system for fall.
Check air filters
Dirty furnace and air conditioning filters can cause several problems with your HVAC system. For instance, it may prevent your system from heating or cooling your home adequately and efficiently. Replace your air conditioning filter before shutting it down, this way it will be ready for when it’s time to kick on again. Stay on top of furnace filter changes throughout the heating months to keep your system working properly.
Prevent drafts and decrease energy waste in your home by sealing windows and doors with caulk and weather-stripping. Leaky ductwork can be sealed with mastic or aluminum tape.
Clean up around the outdoor unit
If you have an outdoor unit, double check for any debris or damage. Remove all debris around the unit to ensure the proper air flow and to prevent dirt or leaves getting on the coils or inside the unit. If you find any signs of damage, give us a call!
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are essential devices that keep you safe. Replace the batteries with new ones. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends that you replace your smoke detectors every 10 years. If you are unsure of the last time they were replaced, check the date of manufacture on the back of the smoke detector. Push the test button on each device to ensure they are working properly.
Schedule a checkup
The best way to prepare your system for fall is to schedule a maintenance checkup with us. During the checkup, our technicians thoroughly inspect your furnace and make the necessary adjustments to ensure your system is operating correctly.
Program Your Thermostat
When the cooler, yet unpredictable temperatures of autumn set in, it’s a perfect time to change your thermostat settings. During this time, weather patterns change frequently, causing a range of temperatures. If you’ve never considered a smart thermostat, start now. These programmable wonders control both heating and cooling and can learn how to change based on the outside temperature. It’s a superb way to keep your home comfortable and save money at the same time.
Insulate the Attic
One of the easiest ways to help your HVAC system operate at peak performance is to lighten its load. Insulating the home’s attic keeps warm air in the home and prevents it from escaping outside. This allows your HVAC system to do less and still maintain the home’s proper temperature.