The great thing about Fall is that it has calm, cool temperatures; It’s not hot, it’s not cold. That’s why it is the perfect time to check your HVAC systems, clean them, and optimize them for the cold winter ahead. In this blog, we’re going to talk about why fall is a great time to work on your HVAC, and the things you can do to prep for winter.
This blog is all about proactive HVAC ownership, and we hope you use this information to your benefit. You can save money, and stay comfortable inside your home during the holiday season by following these tips!
Fall is the perfect time to schedule a professional maintenancevisit because it prepares your HVAC system for the harsh cold of winter. A professional HVAC technician can take a look at your HVAC and make any necessary changes needed to have it run efficiently. They can spot small issues that can become bigger problems later on, and make sure your heater is in top notch condition before winter gets here. The worst thing that could happen during a cold winter is that your heater breaks down, by scheduling professional maintenance you can prevent that entirely.
HVAC techs are also capable of checking, and sealing your ductwork. If you have leaks in your ductwork, they’ll be exposed by heavy usage during winter. HVAC techs can clean out any dust, dirt, and mold, and also make sure that all the air your HVAC produces gets to where it’s supposed to go.
Purchase A New Heater
If you know your HVAC or heating system is old, and an HVAC tech suggests you buy a new one, do it. As we said earlier, a heater breaking down during winter is the worst case scenario. That’s because they are expensive products, and finding a new one can take a lot of time.
That’s why you need to check your heater now, so if you do need a new one, you can do take your time and get the job done properly. The cool temperatures of fall often provide a brief respite so you can live comfortably while your HVAC system is offline.
There’s a lot of work you can do on your own to optimize your comfort system. They’re quick, simple, and effective tasks that will clean the air in your home, optimize your unit and make your life easier.
Clean The Outdoor Unit
A quick & easy way to clean the air in your home and make your HVAC more efficient. It won’t take you more than 15-20 minutes, and it can pay dividends. Check out this video for a step-by-step guide to how it’s done!
Replace Air Filters
Air filters remove particles from the air in your home as they cycle through your HVAC. That said, if you don’t replace them they lose their functional practicality. They cease to filter dust out of the air and act as just a large dust clog in your HVAC. So keep them fresh for when you will be ramping up the heat!
Clean Your Home
Manually remove all dust, dirt, and debris from your home. If your home is dusty, you can expect your ductwork to be the same. Your air filters work hard to remove particles from the air as they travel through your home, but it can only do so much.
Invest In Indoor Air Quality
You’re probably going to increase the airflow in your home when it gets cold outside. So invest in some indoor air quality products to make sure the air in your home stays clean. If you plan on cranking up the fireplace, invest in carbon monoxide filters. Invest in UV lamps and air purifiers to remove germs from your home, and protect yourself from viruses that increase during winter.
Why wait until winter to prepare for winter? Now is the perfect time to optimize your HVAC for colder weather! Be proactive in your HVAC ownership and take advantage of the beautiful season we have on our hands. It won’t be long before you realize fall is over and winter is here, so act now!
If you have any more questions about how you can use fall to prepare for winter, give us a call today!