Summer has officially come to an end. The kids are back in school, the weather is getting cooler, and weekends of apple and pumpkin picking are upon us. While fall activities are fun and exciting, there are still some things around the house that need to be taken care of, like making sure your HVAC system is ready for the new season.
As we transition into fall, we wanted to share a few basic HVAC maintenance tasks to take care of before the kids start jumping into the piles of leaves in the yard. Before you keep reading, we have one important question: have you scheduled your seasonal HVAC maintenance tune-up yet?
Schedule Your Seasonal Maintenance Tune-Up
The best way to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the new season is by scheduling your seasonal maintenance appointment with Fix It Fast Plumbing Heating & Air. By keeping up with regular maintenance, you’ll be extending the lifespan of your system while also enhancing your indoor comfort. Scheduling a fall maintenance appointment is especially important if you neglected to have this done prior to summer beginning.
If you want to avoid any major problems with your HVAC system when it’s time to crank it up once the weather gets colder, schedule your maintenance appointment today!
Replace Your Air Filters
When was the last time you checked and replaced your air filters? Over time, air filters become clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris that will eventually spread throughout your home’s air if not replaced with clean filters. You should check your air filters every 30 days and replace them every 60 to 90 days, especially if you or someone you live with suffers from allergies or asthma. Simply slide the old one out and slide the new, clean filter in.
Clean the Outdoor Unit
Throughout summer, leaves, plants, and other foliage have probably accumulated around your outdoor unit. It’s important to keep this area clean from debris as the debris can get caught in your unit’s coils and cause your system to malfunction. As we transition into fall, the leaves will be abundant in your yard and it’s crucial that you rake them up and keep them away from your outdoor unit.
Adjust Your Thermostat’s Temperature
As the weather cools down, there’s no need to have your thermostat set to the same temperature as it was set to in July and August. Try turning up your thermostat a few degrees to see if you can find a temperature you and the rest of your household are comfortable with. If you don’t need your HVAC system running at all due to the weather outside being a comfortable temperature, turn your thermostat off and open your windows. Not only is a crisp fall breeze a great feeling, but this will also lower your utility bills!
Clean Your Vents
Due to the fact that your AC was working hard over summer to keep your house cool and comfortable, dust and debris probably filled your vents. When your vents are clogged, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your house at the temperature you want, which can cause your utility bills to increase. Keeping your vents clean will keep your utility bills consistent and will keep fresh, clean air circulating throughout your home.
If you want your HVAC system to work properly throughout fall and as the weather gets cooler, what are you waiting for? Schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance appointment with us today by calling (805) 600-2330 or filling out our online contact form. We’ll make sure your house is comfortable all season!