6 Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips
Pumpkin spice, bright and crisp leaves, and hoodies all come back into vogue throughout the fall season. It's also a great time to give your HVAC equipment a well-deserved rest from cooling or heating the house, as temperatures are typically nice even without heat or air. It's also an excellent time to inspect and maintain your air conditioner and HVAC system.
Find out what you should do this autumn to guarantee that your HVAC system keeps you and your building warm later this year.
Change the Filter
Inside the condenser unit, every HVAC unit includes a filter that helps separate the cold air from the heated air. Particles are also kept out of the air by the filter. When the filter becomes clogged, the HVAC unit has to work harder to cool/heat the house, reducing its lifespan. Furthermore, many people in the house suffer from upper respiratory problems as a result of a filthy filter. Filters are affordable and simple to replace every month. For a few dollars, it improves air quality and comfort. This is an important duty that should not be overlooked.
Get a Professional AC Tune-up at the Conclusion of the Season
While you can do a lot to wind down your AC system on your own, it's a good idea to have a professional HVAC expert out to get it ready for the winter. If you didn't get a tune-up before the summer started, this may be crucial. A technician can also ensure that nothing is leaking, prevent mildew from developing, and avoid a minor problem from becoming a major one.
Clear the Area
Growth around the unit may have created difficulties throughout the summer, so cleaning it away, along with any grass clippings or leaves, is a smart idea. This may attract bugs, ants, and other critters searching for a warm spot to remain throughout the winter. Another concern is that if you're still using your air conditioner on hot days, the debris might cause a fire. You'll be safer if you clear the area.
Make the Necessary Adjustments to the Thermostat
Keep in mind that the home is now vacant during the day, and the nights are getting a little cooler. Keeping the same settings as in July isn't always essential. Set the thermostat to a comfortable level that corresponds to the outside temperature at various times of the day. When no one is in the house all day, there is no need to keep it cool.
Eliminate Clutter Around the Indoor HVAC Unit
The air quality and safety of your indoor HVAC unit are improved by keeping the space around it clear. The more items you have lying about, the more surface area there is for dust to gather and finally enter the vent system. Clutter also decreases air circulation in the local region, which is detrimental to the effectiveness of the system. Clutter may also be a fire danger and a trip hazard, as well as making repairs and upkeep more difficult.
Obtain a Professional Evaluation
While there are many tasks on your preventative maintenance checklist that you can complete on your own to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly, it's not a bad idea to have a BEAM HVAC professional go over your system to guarantee it's ready for the upcoming cold weather.
A professional will frequently consider examining aspects that most people would overlook, in the hopes of identifying anything that might cause your system to shut down or function poorly just when you need it. Contact us to learn how BEAM HVAC can help you maintain your HVAC system this fall.