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7 Tips for HVAC Maintenance This Fall

7 Tips for HVAC Maintenance This Fall

As you prepare for winter by completing tasks like shutting down your sprinkler system or cleaning out your gutters, don’t forget about fall maintenance and winter preparation for your HVAC system. In order to keep your home’s heating and cooling systems working safely and efficiently, it’s important to keep them in good repair. Here are seven of our top fall maintenance tips to keep your HVAC system running smoothly all year long.

1. Change Your Air Filters

Changing your air filter regularly is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to keep your HVAC system functioning properly. Fall is a great time to check your filters and make sure you’re off to a clean start for all your winter heating needs.

2. Clean Your Vents

While doing your fall housekeeping projects, remember to clean all the air vents in your home. Keeping them free from dust and debris will help them to work more effectively and efficiently. It will also help cut down on the dust that settles on your furniture and appliances.

3. Clear Away Leaves and Debris from Around Your Air Conditioner

After you schedule your fall heating tune-up, take some time to clean up around your air conditioner’s condenser unit outside your house. Rake up leaves, remove any rocks or dirt that have accumulated around the unit and be sure to keep plants and decorations at least three feet away.

4. Schedule an Inspection

Fall is a great time to have your HVAC system inspected. Be proactive so that any possible issues can be addressed before winter hits and you end up with a bigger (and more costly) problem on your hands.

5. Install a Smarter Thermostat

Turning your thermostat down by less than 10 degrees can save you as much as 10 percent in energy costs each year. Programmable thermostats make things easy by maintaining your set temperature without any manual adjustment on your part. The next generation of thermostats goes beyond programmability, using an internet connection and smart technology to “learn” your preferences and habits to create a customized temperature program. If you’re thinking of replacing your thermostat soon, consider an upgrade to a smarter system.

6. Think about Replacing an Old Heating System

If your system is very old, it might be prudent to have it replaced before something goes wrong. Older appliances and equipment tend to give out when it’s most inconvenient (like when you have a house full of holiday guests). Know when it’s time to cut your losses with an old unit.

If you want to know more about fall maintenance for your home’s HVAC system, or you’re interested in having a professional inspection, the experts at 1st Choice Air Solutions have you covered.

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