It’s no surprise that summer came and went in the blink of an eye, but now that it’s time for Fall, and some cooler weather, there are some things you can do to prepare your HVAC unit that’ll save you time and money down the road. This includes what to do to help your A/C unit unwind from the hot summer temps, as well as how you can prepare your heater now for the winter ahead. Read on for six helpful tips for maintaining your HVAC unit this Fall.
#1 Switch Your Air Filter(s)
You’ll want to give your furnace a fresh start by replacing your dirty old air filter(s) with a clean one. Even if you’re still running your A/C before temps start to drop, it’s always a good idea to switch out your air filter with every new month. This will keep you and your family healthy and the air clear of allergens.
#2 Adjust the Thermostat
Now that evenings are getting cooler, you can save on your energy costs by turning the thermostat up, so your A/C can take a break. For example, you don’t need to keep the same settings you had in June and July in September, and if you’re gone at work and the kids are back at school, there’s no sense in wasting energy and money cooling an empty house.
#3 Clean Around Your Unit
During Summer, weeds or other types of foliage may have begun to grow around your unit. Take the time now that it isn’t so hot outside to clear the area, ridding it of any grass clippings, leaves, or overgrowth. Debris can attract all kinds of unwanted pests, from ants and bugs, to even bigger creatures. Clearing it away will help ensure your unit runs smoothly all season long.
#4 Schedule End of Season A/C Maintenance
Before your A/C retires to the bench for the off-season, it’s a good idea to have your local HVAC technician out for a quick end-of-season tune-up. A technician can help determine if everything is in working order and will help you get you prepped for the winter months ahead. This is also a great opportunity to see if there are any small issues to be addressed before they turn into larger, more costly ones.
#5 Get a Professional Heating Evaluation
If you’re in a new house or live in one that’s really old, or if you’ve recently built an addition or remodeled area of your home, a professional heater evaluation before winter arrives is a great idea. During this inspection, a technician will be able to determine if your heater is working properly, how well it’ll heat your home, or if it’s time for an upgrade.
If it is time for an upgrade, it’s always easier, and cheaper, to do it before the coldest months of the year. With a selection of new heaters from Trane, like their most efficient XC95m, or their quietest S9V2-VS, you’ll save more money on energy costs with an upgraded system. This will also help you ensure that you and your family stay comfortable and cozy in your home.
#6 Book a Heater Fall Tune-Up
Pretty soon, you’ll be relying on your heater every single day to keep you comfortable when it’s cold outside. Make sure it is ready for the long winter ahead by scheduling a fall maintenance appointment with your local HVAC company.
The technician can help you calibrate your thermostat, clean your unit, test the airflow, tighten electrical connections, and more. A maintenance appointment will give you peace of mind that everything is running smoothly, and will be able to catch any small problems before they become big ones.
Heating and Cooling Experts in East Texas – Air Solutions of Beaumont
At Air Solutions, we can help you with any of your HVAC needs. Whether you need an inspection, regular maintenance, or a brand new unit, our experienced technicians are here for you. We carry an extensive line of Trane products, such as the XV20i TruComfort™ Variable Speed, one of the most efficient systems on the market.
For more information about our heating and cooling system selection, or to schedule an appointment for repair or maintenance, contact us today at (409) 962-2476, or visit us at airsolutionstx.com/contact.