Fall can bring many things, unexpected temperatures, with some days feeling like summer and cool nights that sneak up on you. To stay comfortable during this changing season, it’s important to have a HVAC unit that responds to your comfort needs and works quickly to get your home to the desired temperature. Maintaining your unit is very important to be sure all the inside components work properly during this season. Here are some tips to help you keep your unit well maintained all season long.
Monitor Energy Usage & Consumption
If you’ve been using your HVAC system these past few months, you may have seen your utility bills increase. As the average outdoor temperature drops and you start to use the system less, you should notice a decrease in the amount of power your unit is using.
If your utility bills remain the same when you haven’t been using the unit as much, this can be a sign that there is something wrong with the unit, causing it to work more than regular. When this happens, it can point to an issue with the unit or possible tear in the ductwork. Keeping an eye on your utility bill will help you better understand when maintenance and repairs are needed.
Check for Mice & Bugs in HVAC System
As the temperature lowers, small unwanted visitors may try to find a warm place where you don’t want them. They may find their way into the compressor, the outer portion that powers the HVAC system or into the vents and ductwork with the HVAC system. Pests may have sharp teeth that can cause damage to wiring and other important components of the HVAC system.
If you hear sounds coming from your attic, check to see if you have an unwanted guest that has moved in. If you find any signs take the necessary steps to exterminate letting unwanted guests know they are not welcome.
Change Air Filters
Your HVAC system’s filters work to remove unwanted particles in the air such as dust, dirt, pollutants, and other particles out of the air supply before it is funneled through the home. Increased pollen and dust in the outdoor air as the seasons change can build up in the filters. Without a clean filter, the unit won’t be able to filter these particles.
Check your filters at least once or twice a month and change when you notice they have become clogged or dirty. If you live in an area with a lot of dust and dirt, you may need to change more frequently.
Invest in a Maintenance Agreement Tune Up
Having an expert inspect your system at the beginning of Fall before Winter can save you a lot of headaches and expenses down the line. During a Fall Maintenance Tune Up, a technician will check all the major components of the unit for any signs of rust, wear, or damage and alert you to any signs of possible concerns with the system.
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Contact us at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today for your fall maintenance to have peace of mind your unit will keep you warm on those cold days to come.