How to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly This Fall
Fall is the midway point between the two temperature extremes of summer and winter. Because the weather is so much more tolerable, you don’t have to use your HVAC system nearly as much. That’s what makes fall the ideal time to get your HVAC system in tip-top condition. Here are a few tips to keep your Kingman, Arizona, HVAC system running smoothly for the entire fall.
Turn Your Furnace On
Chances are you haven’t used your furnace in six months or even longer. To assess its condition and to make sure it’s running smoothly, turn it on in early fall. The reason why it’s so important to turn it on early is that it gives you time to plan repairs or schedule a tune-up before the winter hits. Failure to check your furnace early can leave you out in the cold.
Change Your Filters
Because most HVAC systems need a filter change every 90 days, fall is the time to at least check to see if it needs replacement. During summer, dirt and other contaminants get caught in the filter, making it less effective. A new filter helps reduce allergens, lowers monthly energy bills, and prevents extra wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Check Your Thermostat
Depending on what thermostat you have, you need to adjust the settings to reflect the new outdoor temperatures. Older thermostats may not be programmable, while others may have separate programs for heating and cooling. If you don’t feel like adjusting these constantly, you may want to think about buying a smart thermostat. These handy devices are easy to program, and some can even learn your preferences and change themselves automatically.
This fall, don’t leave the performance of your HVAC system to chance. If you discover that you need maintenance, a tune up, or installation of some kind, don’t hesitate to call the pros at Ambient Edge. You can reach us on our website or by calling 928-377-4631 today.
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