Cooler weather is here and it’s time to start turning up the thermostat and powering up your furnace. With the cooler weather, comes new problems that your HVAC system may face. Being prepared and ready to face these problems can help you avoid stress this season and keep you warm and cozy in your home. Follow these HVAC maintenance tips, and you’ll be on the right track.
Tip 1: Make Sure Your Vents Are Clean and Clear
Debris and dust can build up in your vents and can create a loss of efficiency for you furnace. It is important to clean the vents as you switch over to using your furnace. In addition, it is important to let your vents operate freely. Do not obstruct your vents with any furniture, as this can also harm efficiency and cost you more money.
Tip 2: Seal All Of The Windows In Your Home
According to the US Department of Energy, “heat loss through windows is responsible for 25%–30% of residential heating energy use.” In the fall when you heat your home, some of the warm air can sneak out through cracks and openings in windows and doors. By weatherstripping, or sealing the places that air can escape, you will save yourself money, and energy use while keeping your home warm.
Tip 3: Make Sure Your Outdoor Condenser is Unobstructed
Watching the leaves change colors and fall to the ground is a great part of the season, but it could also cause problems with your HVAC system. Make sure the condenser is free of any leaves, dirt, or debris and especially make sure that no animals have made a home out of it. By keeping the outdoor unit obstruction free, you can live easier indoors with your HVAC system running smoothly.
Tip 4: Swap Out Your Air Filter
Fall is a good time to change your air filter to keep things running smoothly. By changing out your filter, you can breathe easier and enjoy being indoors this fall season. In addition, swapping out your air filter helps with the efficiency of your furnace. Like we said before, making sure your vents are clean is important, but it is also important to make sure the things we can’t see are clean. Just a quick swap of the air filter will save you money and the hassle as the weather continues to get cooler.
Tip 5: Schedule a Tune-Up, Replacement, or Repair
If you follow all of these tips and are still noticing a problem with your furnace, it may be time to schedule a tune-up, replacement, or repair. Luckily, there is no better place to turn to than Certified Heating & Air Conditioning. With great deals and discounts on heaters, now is the perfect time to fix your problems. Let one of our certified experts come and help today!