Isn’t it amazing how quickly seasons change? While you were all sweaty and enjoying the summer in your tees and shorts, now it’s time to unpack your sweatshirts and sweatpants for this chilly fall. It’s also the time to check whether your HVAC is still functional, because the last thing you want at the dawn of this chilly weather, is to turn on your HVAC and realize your home is still cold. Here are six ways to prepare your HVAC for fall.
Inspect Your Air Filters
Your HVAC system may experience many issues due to clogged furnace and air conditioner filters. For instance, it could make it difficult for your system to effectively heat or cool your house. Before turning off your air conditioner, change the filter; this will ensure that it is prepared for when you turn it back on.
Adjust the Thermostat
Household schedules can change during the fall. There’s a good chance that over the next few months, you won’t have to run your air conditioner that often. The temperature might not have to be constant throughout the day even if you elect to switch on your heating system. You can keep your family comfortable while also saving money by reprogramming your thermostat.
Cover up Air leaks
Your home’s energy use can be decreased by caulking and weather-stripping windows and doors to prevent drafts. Leaky ducting can be fixed by sealing it with mastic or aluminum tape.
Examine Your Detectors
Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are important safety tools. Change out the batteries with fresh ones. Check the smoke detector’s year of manufacture on its back if you’re not sure when it was last replaced. To check that each gadget is functioning properly, press the test button.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
Double-check for debris or damage if you use an outside unit. To guarantee proper airflow and avoid dirt or leaves collecting on the coils and within the unit, clear the area surrounding it of all trash.
Arrange for a Maintenance Inspection
To get your system ready for fall, contact us to arrange a maintenance checkup. Our professionals (contact us) perform a complete inspection of your HVAC and any necessary changes during the checkup to guarantee your system is running properly.
Are you ready for the fall? At Air Doctor Heating & Air Conditioning, we will inspect your HVAC system and ensure that you and your loved ones keep warm during the fall. Contact us today to get a free estimate.