That transitionary period between summer and fall can confuse for your HVAC system. You are likely to still get some remnants of that summer heat, but the nighttime will get much cooler, leaving your comfort level in a state of flux. By knowing a couple fall HVAC tips, you can better battle that shift in temperatures to keep your home more comfortable.
First things first, as the summer winds down you will use your air conditioner less and less. That means now is a great time to go through a mini checklist of maintenance action to ensure that when you need to keep cool next year, you will not be surprised by any damages or malfunctions.
Some things to look out for include refrigerant leaks, frozen coils, a dirty filter, or a clogged condensate drain. The stress of the summer workload could have really done a number on some of these unseen parts, and if you leave them be until next year, your air conditioning will suffer performance problems.
Do not think that this is the only maintenance your air conditioner needs. Maintenance on your air conditioner should be done twice a year, once at the beginning of summer and at the end of summer. Maintenance is both easier and cheaper than needing emergency repairs.
Fortunately, the shift into autumn means you can start saving energy. You will no longer need to rely on your air conditioner to cool your house constantly. Take advantage of the outside air and open some windows to let the cooler air inside. If the sun still beats down on your home, you might be able to still change your thermostat settings and increase the inside temperature slightly.
When you know you are done with your air conditioner for the season, start thinking about how you will need to warm your home and get a head start in your furnace maintenance. Just as you would want to avoid emergencies in the summer, you want to make sure that everything functions as it should when temperatures drop below freezing. For more information on keeping your home energy efficient between temperature extremes, call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.