As we reach the transition phase between summer and fall, it is now time to think about shifting away from heavy AC use toward prepping your furnace. While your focus might be more on furnace service, you should also be sure that your AC can be ready for the first hot days of next summer. Here are some things to keep in mind as we dive head first into fall.
Before you run your furnace nonstop for the next couple months, call a technician from Sharon’s Heating & Air Conditioning to test your system. You will want to be sure that everything is in working order from the avoid needing an emergency repair in sub-zero temperatures.
In fact, have a technician look at your air conditioning to give your AC an end-of-season tune-up. You may have been just shutting down your AC each year and leaving it be, or pulling the unit from the window and placing it in storage. Again, the sooner you make sure nothing needs repair, the easier it will be to start things up at the beginning of the season.
Adjusting the thermostat will play a huge role in not just how comfortable your home is, but how much money you can save on your energy bill. During the weeks in between the hottest of hot and the coldest of cold, you may not need your thermostat at all. As long as the temperature both outside and inside are comfortable, you will not need to worry about relying on your heating and cooling system.
As you would during summer days when no one is home, it is wise to program your thermostat for the colder days in your vacant house. The heater should not be on when nobody is home, but you can program your thermostat to kick in minutes before you get home from work, with a warm, welcoming feeling.
Regardless if you have a central heating and cooling system, or if you used a window air conditioning unit in the summer, the fall is a good time to clear the areas outdoors that surround your system. Any grass clippings, weeds, or fallen leaves around the space can affect both the air intake or the venting, and the debris may also attract any unwanted critters.
Don’t ignore this crucial time for your home as we switch over the seasons. Call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415 to make sure you are ready for not just the incoming colder months, but also for the warm days that will follow.