As summer turns to fall, there are a few things you can be doing to take care of your HVAC unit. Being diligent about HVAC maintenance will keep your system reliable and efficient, and consequently extend the life your system. Here are a few maintenance tips for the transition from summer to fall.
Change Air Filters
A crucial step to maintaining your HVAC system is to replace the filters every thirty to ninety days. If you have a shedding pet in the home, you will want to change them every thirty days. Summer is one of the seasons when air filters get the dirtiest, simply because your HVAC unit is constantly running, therefore making the end of summer an important time for a new filter. With increased use there is an increase of airborne particles that get trapped in the filter.
Clean around Units
Make sure to clear away any visible debris that may have accumulated on or around your air conditioning unit or heat pumps. Summer activities such as mowing the lawn, combined with the falling of leaves at the start of fall, make this the right time to take a brush or vacuum and clean off any type of debris that may have built up on your air conditioning unit. Likewise, clear away any build up of dust near your heating unit.
Reduce the Stress on your HVAC System
Simple things, such as closing shades and blinds during the day or using ceiling fans more often, will save energy and save an added strain on your system. Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to take advantage of ceiling fans and open windows.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
The end of summer and beginning of fall is a great time to get your annual furnace maintenance. With regular cleaning, maintenance, and inspection, you can avoid many common problems. Regular maintenance of your furnace will extend the life of your system, reduce repair needs, and improve performance. KAC Express provides excellent furnace services in Houston and the surrounding areas. Contact us today and we can make sure your HVAC system is optimized for fall and winter. Likewise, make sure to contact KAC Express in the spring to schedule the annual maintenance for your air conditioning unit.