Autumn can be a tricky season to predict. The weather may bring continuous heat from the summer into September and early October, or a blizzard blindsides us in early Fall. Regardless, it is fairly likely that Fall will require some type of usage from your HVAC system, whether it be your furnace or A/C unit. We have gathered together a brief list of tips to get you started prepping your HVAC system for the season.
- Schedule an inspection of your furnace—This is especially important if you haven’t had a furnace inspection in a while. The technician will be able to check for any potential issues
- Change your air filter! This is a great habit to get into at the start of every season. Clean filters not only reduce the number of allergens in the air, they assist in the efficiency of your system. Take a look at this infographic from the U.S. Department of Energy. It thoughtfully breaks down a lot of information about home heating.
- Be sure that your home is effectively insulated. Air sealing is equally as important. Weather stripping and caulking can assist in preventing warm air from escaping. This can reduce your energy bill and keep your HVAC system running efficiently.
- Check your thermostat. During your seasonal service appointment, your technician can look over this to be certain is calibrated correctly. With the thermostat, you are able to set the temperature you prefer and monitor its effectiveness.
- Inspect your home for carbon monoxide. This is something that you should always be checking up on with a carbon monoxide detector. Often during tune-ups, the technician will also check for carbon monoxide.
Fall is a beautiful time of the year. To fully enjoy the benefits of the Fall season free of HVAC stress, give us a call at 866-848-3300!