Fall is right around the corner! Check out our 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips to keep your system operating efficiently in the upcoming season.
- Clean or Replace Filters
The smallest amount of dust can equate to a loss of efficiency, making your energy bill steadily climb higher and higher. Check your air filters regularly, especially when your HVAC system is working in overdrive during the hottest summer months. If your filters start to get clogged, you should clean or replace them. Investing in a higher quality air filter will also prevent it from getting clogged too quickly.
2. Clean Around the Outdoor Unit
Everyone loves beautiful fall foliage, but fallen leaves can get stuck in your outdoor unit, making your home and business more susceptible to potential fires. Keeping pollen, dirt, dust, and debris from accumulating will save you repair costs in the long run as well as improve your general air quality. Take an extra step and make sure the shrubbery and plants nearby are trimmed. Also, remember to cut your lawn away from your unit to keep grass pile up away from the system.
3. Check your Fan Blades
Take inventory of your fan blades every few months, both when they are in motion and stationary. Look for signs of damage or wear and tear.
4. Check Coils and Drain Lines
Making sure your coils and drain lines are clean will allow your unit to run more efficiently, ensuring you have the heating or cooling you need. If lines become worn, develop leaks, or detach, your home will not get the comfortable temperatures you want. Clean lines will also utility costs, improve indoor air quality, and airflow. Our affordable HVAC Maintenance Plans include coil and drain line cleanings in addition to many other services to keep your system operating at peak efficiency.
5. Schedule HVAC Maintenance
With summer coming to a close, your HVAC technician can identify any problems that may occur when switching to heat your home. Having your service done now will also ensure that any necessary repairs can be made before more severe weather kicks in.
Don’t put off your Fall HVAC to-do list any longer. Call Carolina Comfort Air at 919-879-2106 to schedule your annual service and ask our technicians about money-saving HVAC solutions.