Tips to Prepare your HVAC for Fall
The autumn breezes and leaves falling will be here before we know it, and with the upcoming chilly weather, you will want to make sure that your HVAC unit is ready for the heat to kick on when you need it to.
When it comes to your Buffalo HVAC, there are things you need to do every season to ensure it is in the best working condition possible. From making sure your HVAC system is ready for spring to prepping your HVAC for snow ahead, we see it all. The autumn season is no exception. When fall sets in, there are things you should do to set your HVAC system up for optimal performance for the cooler days ahead. Let’s review some tips to prepare your HVAC for fall.
Tips to Prepare your HVAC for Fall
The autumn breezes and leaves falling will be here before we know it, and with the upcoming chilly weather, you will want to make sure that your HVAC unit is ready for the heat to kick on when you need it to. Fall HVAC preparations aren’t much different than the other seasons; however, the changing seasons are always a good reminder for regular maintenance and upkeep.
Below we review tips to prepare your HVAC for fall:
– Keep Leaves Out of Your HVAC System: Fall comes with some things that the other seasons typically don’t, and that’s falling leaves and other debris. As leaves and other items fall off trees and blow through the air, they can build up on your AC condenser and cause problems for you and your comfort. There are several things that you can do to prepare your HVAC unit for the months of falling leaves ahead and to try to keep your HVAC system functioning as intended. These things include: cleaning off leaves and other debris on or in your HVAC unit, maintaining a yard clear of leaves and other fall items, and regularly inspecting the outside portion of your system to ensure no debris made its way inside to cause problems later.
– Change Your Air Filter: Are you tired of us saying this yet? Changing your air filter is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your HVAC for fall and all year round. The air filter filters your home’s air. Air filters keep dust and pollen out and are also tasked with keeping larger particles and materials out of your HVAC system, in turn, saving your system from mutilation. Dirty, unchanged filters are a leading cause of issues with Buffalo, New York HVAC systems. There is no precise number of days in which you should change your filter, as each home is different; however, we recommend changing your air filter at least once every 30 days.
– Check For Leaks: As the weather gets colder, you will want to seal up your home as much as possible to ensure you can hold the warmth in, not only for your comfort, but also to put less of a strain on your unit. If you have any leaks in your ductwork, windows, doors, etc., your HVAC system can’t work efficiently. Fall is a great time to check and make sure everything is sealed up.
– Make Sure Your Thermostat is in Good Condition: Now is the perfect time to check your thermostat’s batteries and see if there are any signs that your thermostat needs replaced. Around 90% of American households have HVAC, and the thermostat is one of the key components to a HVAC system. The thermostat is a regulating device component, of your HVAC, that senses the temperature of the physical system and performs actions so that the system’s temperature is maintained near a desired set point, making it especially important throughout the changing weather and seasons. To prepare your HVAC for fall, you should make sure your thermostat is up for the task and invest in a programmable one, if you don’t already have one.
– Schedule a Furnace Tune-up: Having an annual furnace inspection and tune-up will help to ensure you and your family aren’t without heat this fall and winter. Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician. Furnace inspections help to identify any potential issues to your HVAC system before you are turning up the heat for the season. There are many benefits of scheduling a furnace tune-up. Some of these include: making your system more efficient, extending the system lifespan, lowering the risk of breakdown, improving heating performance, and more.
When you prepare your HVAC for fall, and really any season throughout the year, having a professional HVAC inspection and tune-up can help to identify if there are any problems looming, before it is too late and there is complete system failure.
At Reimer Home Services we can get your heater ready for the fall and winter ahead with a thorough, multipoint tune-up. We’re your preventative maintenance experts. For decades, our techs have helped homeowners get more out of their furnaces, boilers, and heaters.
Our professional tune-up and inspection can help prevent breakdowns, lower your energy bills, and even add years to your system’s lifespan.