Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips
The end of the South Florida hot season usually begins in mid-October, generally proceeded by the arrival of a cold front from the nation’s interior. Once the summer heat has subsided, milder temperatures will be left in its wake. Before the weather grows cooler, you can prepare by performing some routine HVAC maintenance.
Adjust your thermostat
Having to change your clocks is the perfect reminder for adjusting the settings on your thermostat. When you are asleep or out of the house, you’ll want to raise or lower your thermostat (depending on whether it is hot or cold outside) for those hours. Over time, this can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills, according to energy.gov. Hint, a new and user-friendly thermostat can make it easy to adjust your thermostat’s settings.
Connected controls adjust the temperature of your home no matter where you are with a wi-fi connected control.
Traditional thermostats get simple, precise temperature control with our programmable and non-programmable traditional thermostats.
Replace your AC filter
You want to replace your AC filters regularly. This is the easiest chore you can perform in attempting to maintain your HVAC system. We recommend at least checking your AC filters once a month to see if they need to be changed. By doing this on a regular basis, your energy bills could easily be reduced by 5%. Plus, a dirty filter will cause undue stress on your ac and heating system.
Windows & Doors
Seal around windows and doors. Make sure you are keeping your cool air, or your heated air, inside (depending on the temperature outside) this winter by caulking around windows and checking the weather stripping around exterior doors.
Clean windows. Cleaning your windows is easier when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. Cleaner windows let more natural heat from the sun enter your rooms.
Open curtains and shades. Opening your curtains and shades during the day allows more sunlight into your home and more natural heat. This can help reduce your winter heating bill. But remember to close them again at night to keep the heat inside if it is chilly outside.
Try running your heater
Most likely, it has been about 8 months since you’ve had to use your heater. That’s a really good reason why you should go ahead and run it. If you’re heat doesn’t come on at all, you have a problem. If your heater works, but you think it smells like something is burning – everything is ok! It’s normal and the smell will quickly go away.
Schedule an annual HVAC tune-up. Your heating system has been taking the summer off. Before it’s thrust into action again this winter, get an annual tune-up from a trusted professional at CMi Air Conditioning & Electrical. Regular maintenance will prolong the life of your HVAC system and prevent costly repairs.
Enjoy the cooler weather that fall and winter provide and prepare your home for the oncoming change in temperature by performing these simple home maintenance tips now.
Contact CMi Air Conditioning and Electrical today for more information on how we can help you prepare your heating system for winter.