Whether you love fall or wish that summer could be just a little longer, fall is on its way and soon the weather will be cold again. Whether you use a furnace, a boiler, or a heat pump, getting your HVAC system ready for the cold weather ahead can help you prolong the life of your system, achieve better and more even warm air, and save money on energy costs. Here are some simple tips to transition your HVAC system for fall weather.
Change Your Thermostat Settings
Often homeowners forget to change their thermostat from COOL to HEAT, and this can cause confusion and trouble once the weather starts changing. One of the easiest fall HVAC tips you can follow is to simply change the settings on your thermostat, and while you’re at it, make sure the batteries in your thermostat are working as well.
Invest in a Whole-Home Humidifier
When the weather gets cold, the air becomes very dry. Dry air can cause dry skin, headaches, nose bleeds, and breathing complications for those who have lung or heart conditions. If you find that your home gets way too dry in the winter, one of the fall HVAC tips that you should follow is to invest in a whole-home humidifier to ensure your air is healthy and your home is comfortable.
Clean the Area Around Your AC Unit
Your AC has been pumping all summer long, give it a good farewell gift by cleaning the area around the system before turning it off. This is very simple and does not require you to touch your air conditioner (inside or out); all you need to do is trim the lawn around your air conditioner and pick up any leaves, twigs, or grass that may be at risk of being sucked into the unit.
Schedule Your Furnace Tune-Up
The most important of all the fall HVAC tips is to schedule annual preventative maintenance for your heating system. By scheduling early maintenance you know that your heating system is reliable, safe, and operating efficiently.
Get your HVAC system ready for the cold weather ahead,
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