As the summer winds down, the days will get shorter, and the weather will get cooler. With that in mind, it’s time to start thinking of your HVAC fall maintenance to make sure that it’s running correctly when you need it.
The last thing you want in September is your HVAC system to break down and leave you shuddering with cold. Avoid problems with your unit this autumn and winter by taking these precautions to ensure a properly operating system. Here are a few tips that you should follow this season:
Debris in Air Condition
Each summer, your HVAC units take the brunt of the outdoor elements. For example, they tend to get covered with grime, leaves, pollen, and twigs. This debris can obstruct the of the airflow of your HVAC system. Make sure you take the time to clear out this debris to avoid future problems to the interior of your HVAC system.
It’s always a great idea to change your home’s air filters often. This will keep your air clean and your family safe. For example, when HVAC systems run almost non-stop, and air filters get the dirtiest; making their replacement necessary before fall. A dirty air filter obstructs airflow, causes your furnace to work harder and costs you more money.
Check Room Insulation
In a perfect world, your system’s insulation functions properly throughout the year. But real life has this nasty habit of coming in the way. If your energy bills were higher than usual during summer, it’s high time you speak to a technician or perform an insulation check yourself.
Also, check around the seal of your home’s windows to make sure that no leaks are coming through. If you feel cold air around your windows, that is a good indication that heat is escaping through the window. You can re-caulk around your window, and that can do the trick in most cases.
To combat the cold temperatures during the fall and winter months, it is crucial to have a furnace that works the way it should. Make sure to give a professional check your heating system to see if it’s running optimally and if there is need of some repairs. You should also make sure to replace your furnace filters per the manufacturer’s instruction.
If your HVAC needs work of any kind performed, give us a call! Our skillfully trained technicians have been offering commercial and residential heating and cooling services for over 20 years to all of our customers in Virginia.