Summer is over, and fall is here with a vengeance. Which means it’s time for your annual fall maintenance. Here’s a brief guide to some of the things you need to do around the house, to make the transition from summer to winter.
If you have a heat pump or outdoor A/C unit, fallen leaves can build up around it, blocking airflow. Leaves, branches, and other debris can even get inside the unit, making it run less efficiently. Be sure to keep your leaves raked and your trees trimmed, to eliminate excess debris.
Dust and vacuum.
One of the hallmarks of fall is allergies. To keep them at bay, you’ll need to get rid of dust and other allergens and contaminants in your home. One of the best ways to do that is to dust and vacuum regularly. You’ll mitigate allergies and asthma, and have a cleaner house to boot!
Change your filter.
Another way to reduce contaminants is to change your HVAC system’s air filter, and fall is a great time to do it. If you don’t change the filter regularly, it can become clogged, causing dust to blow back into your house. Additionally, a clogged filter strangles your airflow, forcing your system to work harder and less efficiently, using more energy and shortening its lifespan.
Check your insulation.
One important part of fall maintenance is preparing for winter. One way to do that is by making sure you have enough insulation. Check your attic and see how much your insulation has settled since you put it in, and if you need to add more.
Get your annual tuneup.
To make sure your furnace is ready for action, it’s important to call your HVAC technician to schedule your annual tuneup. They’ll check the system to see if it’s in working order, service any components that need attention, help you readjust your thermostat for optimal home comfort, and keep your furnace running as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
For more fall maintenance tips, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical today. We’re Monmouth County’s trusted source for quality HVAC solutions.