Fall is right around the corner and these few HVAC maintenance tips could help make your fall and winter a lot more enjoyable inside your home. Here are three maintenance tips to help your HVAC system that you should make time for as the cooler weather heads our way.
Gaps and cracks in the exterior of your home not only affect your energy efficiency but also allow moisture in. Gaps and cracks around doors and windows can allow cold air to enter your home. Check around pipes, windows, and door frames for any gaps. Here is an article from energy.gov on the easiest way to detect air leaks in your home and the best way to seal them yourself.
If there is ever a time for it to be bearable to have your air conditioner off and your HVAC system serviced – it’s fall. We will gladly come out and check that your filters are fresh, that nothing is clogged or rusted, and that everything on your HVAC is functioning properly. We want to ensure that your furnace is ready to kick on as soon as temperatures drop. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
When the seasons change, it’s always best to start with a clean slate! You should already be changing your filters regularly – from monthly to every 6 months depending on your system and the type/size filters you use. Once the temperature changes and fronts blow in there are different allergens in the air, it’s time to get a new filter in there. It will help ease the load on your system and when you’re turning your heat on for the first time in 6 months. You want your system to be sucking in clean air!
Fall home maintenance projects are sometimes easily forgotten, but with proper upkeep, you will save time and money in the long run and these few maintenance tips could help your HVAC system. The sooner you take care of these things, the sooner you can enjoy the fall season with your family! If you’re due for a routine checkup, give us a call and we’d be happy to come out and make sure your system is running properly and efficiently!