With every new season comes the need for HVAC maintenance so that your equipment is in tip-top shape. Just in case you haven’t given any thought as to what transitioning seasons should entail as we go from fall to winter, we’ve done some of the work for you. Start with these four quick tips and you can’t go wrong:
Hire an HVAC Technician
Whether your HVAC system is brand new or several years old, it can definitely benefit from an annual servicing. In fact, by scheduling a yearly check of your equipment and its components as you transition into a new season the system will not only run more efficiently, but it will also last much longer.
Switch Your Thermostat
There’s a big transition that happens during the winter months as the temperature outside turns cold. Now that winter is upon us, you’ll want to change some of the settings from the fall season to ensure that your comfort needs are being met. You may also want to upgrade your existing thermostat to a more advanced model.
Check the Air Filter Each Month
When your air filter is properly doing its job, then it gets clogged up with debris quite quickly. This can cause functional issues with your HVAC system, not to mention additional contaminants in the air. Check the air filter once per month and either replace or clean it, depending on the type, as needed.
Clean Out Your Gutters and Downspouts
The gutters and downspouts in your home will likely be important components of the winter season. They also get a healthy amount of use during the fall season, in addition to getting clogged up with leaves, branches, and other debris that autumn often brings. To prep your home for winter, thoroughly clean these areas.
Transitioning seasons is a whole lot easier when you have a reputable HVAC professional on your side. If you’d like more transitioning tips or have any other questions related to home comfort, reach out to the incredible team at Detmer and Sons, Inc. We’ve been serving Dayton and the surrounding areas since 1978.