Your HVAC system has worked hard all summer long to keep your home comfortable. With fall fast approaching, now’s the perfect time to get your HVAC system ready for the cooler weather and avoid unexpected repairs or breakdowns. Here are a few simple ways you can ensure your HVAC system is in optimal condition when the temperature drops.
1. Replace the Filter
The filter in your HVAC system collects dust, dirt, and other debris that would otherwise be circulating throughout your home. When the filter becomes clogged, it can restrict airflow, put a strain on the system, and harm indoor air quality. Be sure to replace the filter at the start of the fall season and then every one to three months afterward.
2. Check the Insulation
Insulation helps to keep the heat you pay for inside your home rather than outside. Poor insulation can decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system and drive up energy bills. Have a professional inspect your insulation before winter rolls around and replace any material that’s worn, torn, or damp. It’s also a good idea to check for drafts around doors and windows and seal any gaps that could be letting in cold air.
3. Schedule a Professional Maintenance Visit
Having a professional HVAC technician come to inspect your system can help prevent common problems and extend its lifespan. During an inspection, the technician will check for signs of wear and tear, clean the equipment, lubricate moving parts, test the system’s performance, and ensure that all components are working properly. If anything seems amiss, they’ll be ready to make any necessary adjustments or repairs.
Mtn Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Fall HVAC System Maintenance
For your own safety and to get the most out of your HVAC system, always make sure you work with an experienced professional rather than attempting any repairs or maintenance tasks yourself. If you need help getting your system ready for fall, Mtn Valley Heating & Air Conditioning has you covered. We’ve been providing quality heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services to homeowners in Cache Valley and the surrounding areas for over 20 years, so you can trust us to handle all of your HVAC needs. Contact us today to get started!