Well the first day of fall is officially upon us, which means you should be thinking about prepping your home for the upcoming season. One of the major things to think about is your HVAC system, and our cooling and heating repair experts have a few tips to help get you ready for cooler temperatures:
Turn Your Heater on Early
The last thing you want to do is wait for a cold day or night to turn on your heater. If you turn it on and discover it’s not working properly, you’ll have to bundle up instead of enjoying the warmth. Do yourself a favor and turn your heater on early so you can make sure it’s working correctly. If it isn’t, don’t hesitate to call our heating repair experts. We’ll diagnose the problem and get it fixed quickly.
Replace Your Filter
Summertime comes with a lot of airborne particles and over the last couple months, these particles have been collecting in your HVAC filter. Before the fall season starts, make sure you wash or replace your filter so that it’s ready to trap the dust, allergens, and other debris that come with the season.
Check Your Windows and Doors
As temperatures drop, you’ll want to keep all of your home’s heat inside your home, so make sure you check your windows and doors for any leaks. Inspect the seals, weatherstripping, and overall tightness of your windows and doors to make sure your heat isn’t escaping to the outside. If it is, you’ll have to use more energy to heat your home and in turn, pay more to do so.
Clear Away Foliage
Your HVAC unit should be free from foliage all year round, but it’s especially important to keep your unit clean during the fall. If you have tree branches that hang over your unit and an early snowfall or ice storm occurs, it could weigh down the leaves and cause the branches to snap. The weight of the branches plus the snow or ice could damage your HVAC unit, so make sure you trim back any trees that are nearby.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your HVAC system, give our cooling and heating repair experts a call.