As summer wraps up and the kids head back to school, it’s time to take care of some fall prep around the house. One of the primary areas of concern that any homeowner should consider is the HVAC system. Transitioning from the summer heat to the cooler fall and winter temperatures isn’t just about switching out the wardrobe. Try out these tips to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system this fall.
Dirty filters will restrict airflow throughout the HVAC system, which greatly reduces its efficiency. Decreased efficiency will result in your system working harder to heat the home, which of course translates into higher energy bills. Most HVAC systems need to have their filters replaced every one to three months.
If your home’s duct system is clogged with dust bunnies and other debris air will not travel as freely throughout the house, similar to above. A duct cleaning service can clear out the vents to ensure you get the heated air you need all over the house to make every member of the family comfortable.
Reprogramming the thermostat is always a part of seasonal transitions, but don’t forget to do it! You can often save lots of money on your energy bills by installing a smart thermostat that keeps temperatures lower when you’re away and heats the home up as you return.
As you start cranking up the heat it’s important that the furnace and other components are given any maintenance they may need. Scheduling an inspection with a professional HVAC technician will ensure that all parts of your system are properly cared for. Not only will this maximize efficiency and save you money, but it could prevent you from suffering an HVAC breakdown in the middle of winter!
HVAC maintenance is key to efficiency and comfort! If you need autumn HVAC maintenance in Bryan/College Station or the surrounding area reach out to R.M. Mullinix. Our commercial and residential heating team can complete a thorough inspection of your home’s HVAC system to ensure you’ll be cozy all fall and winter. To request a free estimate for expert HVAC service in Bryan/College Station or the surrounding area call 979-822-4079 today!