The arrival of fall means that your window is rapidly closing to make sure that your HVAC system is in solid condition before winter comes. You want to do all the necessary work now to ensure that the next couple of seasons will be warm and comfortable. Follow this checklist to see if your HVAC is ready for the fall and what you should add to your to-do list.
One of the simplest ways to make sure that your equipment will work properly and efficiently is regularly changing the filter. You don’t need a professional to do this – it’s a quick change that only requires a quick trip to your local hardware store. It also helps keep the air quality inside your home as healthy and clean as possible. If you haven’t changed the filter yet, the start of the fall season is a great time.
Clear The Leaves
For systems that include a heat pump or air conditioner, make sure that the equipment is clear of leaves and other debris. These materials could block proper airflow to the unit and cause it to overwork and result in decreased performance.
Check The Thermostat
The temperatures of fall are known to fluctuate between warm days and quickly chilly nights. To try to stabilize the costs of your utility bills, it’s a great idea to program your thermostat to a set indoor temperature. Some models even allow you to set a schedule that may better coincide with the outdoor temperature changes.
The start of fall is a great time to give your HVAC system a checkup. Call your favorite heating and cooling professionals to have them give your entire system a check so that you’re aware of any underlying issues that may arise in the coming months. You can also have your units cleaned and inspected, and have any necessary repairs made so that you’re completely prepared for the coming months.
Heating and Air Conditioning Services from International HVAC
For all your air conditioning repair, replacement, and maintenance needs, you can trust International Services. We are the trusted HVAC repair technicians for families in the Maryland and Virginia areas, and we have been keeping residents comfortable for almost ten years. We provide you with the highest quality services for the best possible price, and we never cut corners. For more information about our services, contact us online or by calling (202) 241-4822, (703) 445-7766, or (301) 534-4822. Do you want more tips on keeping your home and furnace leak-free? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.