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You probably have a routine in your home for every change of the seasons. When summer changes to fall, do you know how to keep your property’s HVAC system running at optimal efficiency? You should be checking your system and maintaining it throughout the year. Autumn is an especially good time for HVAC maintenance if you noticed any issues during the summer. Fall rests between the high demand times of cooling in the summer and heating in the winter.
The following checklist should help you keep your HVAC system in top shape and make your transition from summer to winter more pleasant:
- Replace your HVAC filters. Dirty filters will not only diminish air quality inside your property but also force the HVAC system to work harder than it should. Check your HVAC filters to see if they need to be cleaned or replaced. Consider upgrading to a higher rated one if your screen seems exceptionally dirty and clogged upon replacement. You can also have a licensed contractor come and perform a Clean and Check to professionally inspect your HVAC filters.
- Remove debris from your HVAC system, vents, and ducts. Your home’s ventilation system cannot do its job if it is clogged with debris. You should also check your furnace and air conditioning system to ensure that these systems do not have dust or debris inside them that may have accumulated during drier weather. Licensed professionals can do a Furnace Inspection to ensure your furnace is prepared for the upcoming winter.
- Clean the registers. As a part of your Fall preventative maintenance, make sure to clean the registers of your vents and ductwork, too. These are prime places for dust and allergens to accumulate. It’s best to keep registers as clean as possible before winter arrives. When your furnace starts heating it will start accumulating dust.
- Give your HVAC system a break during cool weather. The temperatures are bound to start dropping toward the end of summer. Consider adjusting your temperature accordingly. Changing the thermostat by just a few degrees as the weather shifts could lead to significant savings on your energy bills.
- Install a programmable thermostat. Temperature fluctuations are frequent during the fall. If you want to keep your heating and cooling system running at its peak, you may want to have a programmable thermostat installed. By installing programmable thermostats, these will eliminate guesswork for you. These devices will adjust the interior temperature automatically as the outside weather changes.
If you are interested in making your home or property more energy-efficient and more comfortable this fall contact Landlord Thermostats. We will provide you with the equipment you need to meet your goals. Contact us today for more details about the programmable thermostats we offer and the benefits these devices provide.