HVAC Prep List for Fall

Fall is officially here! We’re looking forward to a welcomed break from the summer heat, which means we’ll also be turning off our air conditioning systems for the season. It won’t be long before we’re turning to our heating systems for comfort, so it’s important that you take care of some HVAC maintenance this fall in order to ensure that your system will be able to comfortably and effectively carry you through the colder fall and winter months.

  • Schedule maintenance: It’s important to schedule annual if not biannual maintenance for your HVAC system, and fall is the perfect time to do it. HVAC professionals tend to be at their busiest during the summer and winter months, so you’ll find it’s much easier to get an appointment this time of year. If you haven’t already scheduled maintenance in 2017, make sure that you do so before the year draws to a close!
  • Clean or replace filters: Cleaning or replacing air filters in your HVAC system should be done at the start of every new season. Doing so not only helps to keep your home more comfortable, but it also helps your system to run more efficiently. It can also go a long way towards improving the indoor air quality of your home.
  • Change direction of fans: Ceiling fans can really help to cool down a room of your home, but did you know you’re able to reverse their direction in order to keep your home warm? As heat rises during the cooler months, ceiling fans rotating counter clockwise can help to push warm air down towards the living areas of your home.
  • Assess for energy deficits: If you feel as though your air conditioning system was lacking power this summer or as if your home just wasn’t as cool and comfortable as it usually is during the warmer months, it may be time to assess for where energy is being lost in your home. A home energy audit can help you to determine where improvements can be made in order to keep your HVAC system operating at maximum efficiency and your home as warm and cozy as possible this fall and winter.

For more information on how to prepare your HVAC system this fall, click here to visit our website or give us a call at (304) 212-2004. We look forward to hearing from you!

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