We are fast approaching to the last quarter of the year. Though we want to take things slowly, we cannot stop the clock from ticking. So, make every second counts and be sure to get your home ready for the cooler months ahead. Follow these five helpful tips to prepare your HVAC system for the fall season.
Invest in New Air Filters
Air filter serves as your system’s safeguard against harmful particles such as dirt, mold, and other debris. Unfortunately, most homeowners tend to forget checking their filters not until they start to experience problems with their unit. Experts recommend replacing it every three months for better HVAC performance. Furthermore, you can set a reminder on your mobile phone or add this maintenance task to your calendar so you will not miss it.
Check the Condenser Unit
Dirt, grime, and mold may build up inside your condenser. These pollutants can cause your HVAC system to malfunction and may lead to more severe problems or costly repairs. Be sure to check your outside unit regularly. Remove any obstructions and cut back any vegetation from it. Keep your condenser clean and clear to enjoy greater comfort and prevent any system issues.
Seal Air Leaks
Indoor drafts are big energy waste in your home. Make sure that your windows and doors are adequately sealed with weather stripping or caulk. Moreover, air leaks are also caused by ductwork issues and poor insulation. So, take time to check your attic and crawl space. You may need to add or replace your home’s insulation. For leaky air ducts, make sure to seal the leaks with mastic or foil-faced tape.
Clean the Vents
Airborne particles such as dirt, dust, and pet dander can accumulate in the vents over time. Before the summer ends, clean your vents to achieve maximum airflow in your home. It will not just improve your IAQ, but it’s also a key to your unit’s efficiency and longevity.
Schedule HVAC Service
It’s a good idea to have a regular maintenance checkup on your HVAC system. This way, a professional technician can inspect, test, and clean your heating and cooling unit thoroughly. Also, this helps prevent system failures when fall arrives.
After learning these five fall preparation tips for your HVAC system, it’s time to put it into action. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us at Riddle Heating & Air, for your heating and cooling needs. Our team of experts is available to help you and ensure your home will be worry-free.