With fall approaching, it’s time to prepare your home and HVAC system for the colder weather. Maintaining a healthy HVAC system will keep you warm this fall and winter and prevent any problems with your heating. Here are a few easy tips for fall HVAC maintenance and service.
Simple DIY Upkeep
A great tip for fall maintenance is something you can do yourself. The first tip is to change your air filter before the colder air comes this fall. In fact, you should really change your air filter every one to two months, depending on the type of filter. However, changing the filter before fall helps clear the air and prevent any dirt and debris from wreaking havoc on your HVAC system and its capability to function. Another tip you can do yourself is to keep the air vents clean. Over time, air vents can accumulate debris that can prevent air from flowing freely through your home. an easy way to clean the air vents is to use a vacuum to suck up the dust and debris.
Another tip for fall maintenance is to make sure you have proper insulation throughout your home, especially in the attic or crawl spaces. If your home is not properly insulated, your HVAC system will overwork itself in order to cool or heat your home due to the air being leaked out of your home. You can check your home for needed insulation and then call a professional to insulate your home. The HVAC technician will use the proper type of insulation that best suits your home. Another way to properly insulate your home is to be sure that your windows and doors are not leaking. Check all of your windows and doors to see if you feel any air or can see any leaks. If so, you can remedy this by using caulk to plug the leaks. If you feel as though the leaks are too large to caulk, contact your HVAC technician for assistance.
A programmable thermostat is a great way to prepare your HVAC system for fall. Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature for your home to change to the desired temperature throughout the day, depending on your needs. You can also program your thermostat to turn on and off as well. this can save you money on your energy bills as well as enable your HVAC system to work a little less hard.
Lastly, having your HVAC system routinely checked by an HVAC technician can help prepare you for fall. The HVAC technician will come to your home periodically throughout the year and fully inspect your HVAC system and ductwork from top to bottom. Routine maintenance can help prevent major issues from occurring by catching them beforehand.
If you are in need of HVAC maintenance before the fall season, contact TS Heat & Air and a technician will be willing to assist you.