3 Ways to Keep Your HVAC Going Strong This Fall
Summer has dwindled down to its final sizzle and the fall season is here to take its place. Here at Next Level HVAC, we want to help you take steps to maximize the life and efficiency of your HVAC system both with and without the professional aid of an HVAC contractor in Santa Rosa and Marin County. Here are three fall maintenance tips we recommend you put to good use to give your HVAC system some TLC.
1. Replace Your HVAC Filter
Your air conditioner worked hard to keep you and your family nice and cool this summer season, and you’ll be depending on your furnace to keep you warm during the colder months of the year. No matter whether you’re looking to stay cool or warm, you’ll need a clean HVAC filter to get the job done. Go ahead and replace your air filter now during the fall so that your furnace can be fully operational this winter. A clogged and dirty filter restricts airflow, which means that your unit works harder than it needs to, making your energy costs skyrocket.
If you like, there are also reusable filters, which you may prefer. With these filters, you can simply wash them off and keep using them rather than throwing them away each time. If you do opt for a reusable filter, be sure to spring for one that’s of high quality.
2. Change the Direction of Your Ceiling Fans
To push cooled air down where it belongs in the summer, your ceiling fans should spin counterclockwise. While you may not use your fans as much in the fall, any good HVAC contractor will tell you that you need to reverse the direction of your fans to clockwise. Doing so draws warm air up before pushing it back out and down towards your walls, which prevents you from feeling the wind chill that helps you feel cooler in your home in the summer. While you’re at it, be sure to give your fan blades a good dusting so that they aren’t flinging allergens everywhere.
3. Have an HVAC Technician Stop By
Finally, an expert HVAC technician should drop by your home to inspect your unit to ensure that everything is in good order. A tune-up, inspection and maintenance not only allow your furnace and air conditioner to last longer, they also alert you of minor issues that your unit may have that you can take care of before they become bigger issues, ones that come with an equally big cost of repair.
Additionally, regular maintenance can go a long way in keeping your heating and cooling bills low throughout the year by making sure your unit works at peak efficiency. A well-cared for unit often lasts longer, meaning that you don’t have to spend money on a new air conditioner or furnace before reaching the suggested life expectancy of your current unit.
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