Your HVAC unit is one of the most valuable systems in your home— and regular HVAC maintenance is important to keep it running well all year ‘round. Want to keep cool and comfortable and help your HVAC live a long life?
Follow these Fall HVAC maintenance tips for a healthy central air conditioner:
Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist
✔ Replace Your Air Filter
Filters stopped up with dust, pet fur, lint, and other particles streaming through your vents are not good for you or your system. They can damage your equipment and increase energy costs too. It also keeps allergens out of the air for family members with sensitive airways.
✔ Clean Your Vents
While you are changing your filter, get the vacuum out and clean out your vents. Over time, dust will accumulate on the multiple surfaces of the vents. It doesn’t take much time, and it will help to extend the life of your filter (and keep your inside air clean!)
✔ Schedule an Inspection
A professional technician will tighten electrical connections, check the condensate drain, lubricate the moving parts, check your thermostat settings and coils, and all the controls to make sure it is running safely, efficiently, and effectively. Getting this comprehensive HVAC maintenance will make your expensive unit last for the long haul.
✔ Consider Installing a Programmable Thermostat
Older thermostats are less accurate and can make your utility bills a lot higher than they should be. Programmable thermostats can be personalized to your lifestyle (at home and away hours), and some can even be accessed away from home via your smartphone for needed tweaks and surprises in your schedule. The technology is simply amazing!
✔ Set Your Air Conditioner Free!
When was the last time you checked on your outdoor unit? Vines, weeds, and shrubs can encroach upon your system pretty quickly — particularly in the fast-growing season in the summertime. Fall is a perfect (and necessary) time of year to clear out a good area around your system. Make sure to allow at least two feet of space on all sides so the air can circulate well.
✔ Check Out Your Attic Insulation
Well-insulated attics make for more efficient HVAC units. If you have sufficient insulation, your system won’t have to work as hard, and it will be easier for your air conditioner to maintain a consistent temperature in your home.
Follow these Fall HVAC maintenance tips, and your air conditioner will stay healthy, keep you and your family cool all year long, and will go a long way to prevent those emergency calls and unnecessary expenses. It will also maintain the quality of the air inside your home in tip-top shape so you can breathe easy.
Any questions? Call Easy A/C at 813-COLD-AIR or 813-265-3247. We've been keeping our customers cool in the Tampa Bay heat for the last 13 years, by combining skill and professionalism with a steady commitment to honest dealing and doing business with integrity. We also offer financing options for your convenience.