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As new seasons roll by, the time comes for upgrading HVACs and Thermostats. Preparing your HVAC system for each new season well ahead of time will ensure you spend your time at home during the fall comfortably. Here are some tips on how to make preparing your HVAC for the fall an easy process.

Maximize HVAC Functioning

You can maximize the efficiency of your home’s air system by regulating the air’s entry into your home. For instance, during the summer, you should prevent cool air from escaping your home and hot air from entering it. Seal any gaps in windows and doors to prevent drafts and decrease energy consumption. Seal the windows and doors with caulk and weather-stripping or mastic and aluminum tape; this will help increase your HVAC performance.

Regularly Change Air and Furnace Filters

To keep your HVAC system up and running during the winter, ensure to get its air filters cleaned regularly. Clogged and dirty filters can seriously damage your AC system if left unattended. For instance, it could lead to your AC unit not cooling or heating your home sufficiently. If you plan to shut down your AC system, replace the filters beforehand to ensure it properly works when restarted. Also, ensure that furnace filters are changed when needed to avoid your HVAC from malfunctioning during the winter.

Maintenance Checks and Inspections

HVAC companies are the busiest during the peak heating and cooling seasons. So, the best time to prepare your HVAC system for fall and winter would be late summer or early fall. Likewise, late winter or early spring would be the best time to prepare for the cooling season. Checking your system early, before the busy season, enables you to get an appointment more easily, and your service technicians can take the time to evaluate your system for problems thoroughly. 

These are issues such as compressors or fan motors on the verge of failure, electrical problems like shorts to the ground, or maladjusted furnace burners that might produce carbon monoxide. Regular servicing and inspections will identify and fix minor issues before they become significant problems. An inspection usually involves filter changes, fixing small issues, and tune-ups at least two to three times a year.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

Your outdoor units are susceptible to damage from debris and dust, especially during the fall and winter, when leaves are everywhere. So, getting your outdoor units checked for damage is crucial. Remove debris from the unit for easy airflow and to prevent leaves from getting stuck in the coils inside the unit. If you notice any issues, call a professional to get them fixed immediately.

Programmable Thermostats

Investing in a programmable thermostat is a great way to save money and energy and reduce the burden on your HVAC system. Fall to winter and winter to spring always present fluctuating weather conditions. Since weather patterns are so unpredictable during the fall, they burden your HVAC system with constant temperature readjustments. A programmable thermostat will operate based on input factors and act as a support system for your HVAC. For instance, you can program your HVAC to warm up the home 30 minutes before you arrive.

Fall is the perfect time if you haven’t considered upgrading to a programmable thermostat model. Consult a professional to see what options are best for you. Call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. We will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you have the best air quality in your home.

Taking care of your HVAC throughout the year will make fall preparation easy. Regular maintenance is the key to a healthy HVAC system. If you want to prepare your HVAC system for the fall, keep these tips in mind to make the process easier.