School’s back in session, and with it comes normal routines and daily schedules. Now that your summer adventures are over and the routine of fall is setting in, why not give some attention to maintenance tasks that will make your HVAC system in your Monmouth County home run more efficiently? Here are some ways you can readjust your HVAC use and perform some maintenance on your system to get ready for the cooler weather of fall.
- Set a New Thermostat Schedule
Since the kids are in school and you are back to a normal work routine, it’s time to readjust the thermostat temperature and schedule. Make sure you are adjusting the temperature to be past your comfort point in the hours when no one is home to enjoy the cooled air.
- Replace the Air Filter
Your HVAC systems air filter should be changed every 3 months. If you changed it at the beginning of the cooling season, now is the time to make a change again. A new air filter will ensure your system is not working harder than it should to keep your home comfortable.
- Clean the Outdoor Unit
Has dust and vegetation clogged up your outdoor unit? Take some time to clean it up, and trim any vegetation that has grown up around the unit over the summer. A dirty outdoor unit will make your home’s system significantly less efficient.
- Unclog the Condensate Drain
The condensate drain on your HVAC system can fill with mold, algae and other forms of debris. Use bleach and water, poured down the drain, to unclog it.
- Clean the Coils
Finally, make sure the evaporator and condenser coils are clean. If dirt has built up on them, then the system will have to work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable.
Proper maintenance of your HVAC system will help keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low. For further advice about optimizing your system, or to schedule a fall service check, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, your New Jersey HVAC experts, today.
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