The fall season is finally upon us, which means that once again, it’s time to start thinking about maintenance of your HVAC system. To get you started, we’ve compiled a few items that you should definitely put on your to-do list for fall maintenance.
Call an HVAC Technician
The best way to ensure that your HVAC system is running as effectively and efficiently as possible is to have a technician perform annual maintenance by inspecting the equipment. This will also prolong its operational lifespan, which means you won’t have to replace it earlier than necessary.
Seal Cracks and Gaps, Especially Big Ones
Air leaks in places like around your doors and windows can cause undue stress on your HVAC system as it’s forced to work harder to achieve the same results as before. But, another problem you could have is the existence of big gaps that allow rodents into your home. Seal these areas to prevent such problems.
Check Thermostat Settings
During the summer months, many households utilize their air conditioning on a regular basis, which isn’t typically required during the fall season as much. Take a look at your thermostat settings, including programmed times of operation, and make the necessary adjustments.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Throughout every season, it’s common for leaves, bird’s nests, and other debris to collect in your gutters and downspouts. While cleaning these areas isn’t what you would call “fun,” it’s a necessary chore that could prevent a larger headache later on.
Remove Debris from Your Outdoor Unit
It’s common for debris to cover your system’s outdoor unit during the summer months, which can negatively affect how your HVAC equipment operates. Things like branches, bird’s nests, and other larger items can be removed first. Then, hose it down to clean off any other debris.
These are just a few fall maintenance tips that will make your season go a lot more smoothly. If you’d like more information or need help with any other home comfort issues, contact the professionals at Detmer and Sons, Inc. We’ve been servicing the needs of Dayton and the surrounding areas since 1978.