Fall is in the air and even though we still have a rouge day or two with warm temperatures, it’ll be cold and snowy before we know it. If you haven’t started to prepare your HVAC system for the new season, now is the time to do so! The last thing anyone wants is a cooling system that won’t turn off and a heating system that won’t turn on.
Below are some helpful tips to get your HVAC system squared away for fall.
Check Your Air Filters
Dirty filters in your furnace and air conditioning system will not only block airflow and cause your system to work harder, but dirty filters can also prevent your system from heating or cooling your home adequately. To avoid any issues, replace the air filter in your air conditioning system before shutting it off for the winter and replace the filter in your furnace before the beginning of the heating season.
Seal Any Air Leaks
By sealing air leaks in the home, you can prevent drafts and reduce energy waste in your home. Check your windows and doors, as well as leaky ductwork. All of which can be sealed with caulk, weather-stripping, and mastic or aluminum tape.
Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Do you have an outdoor unit part of your HVAC system? Before the snow starts falling, remove any debris from around the unit to ensure there is proper airflow, and to prevent dirt and debris from settling inside the unit.
Test Your System in Advance
The last thing you want to deal with is a heating system that won’t turn on when it’s freezing cold outside. To avoid this issue, always test your system in advance by turning it on and making sure everything is working properly.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Sure, there’s a lot of things you can do to prep your own HVAC system for fall, but a professional HVAC technician will be able to spot any small issues that could potentially turn into new ones, ensure your system is running efficiently, and more.
To schedule your annual HVAC maintenance appointment, contact our team at A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today at (603) 518-5777.