Autumn is nearly here, which means that it's a great time to take a close look at your HVAC system. Here at Day & Nite Plumbing and Heating, we always suggest that our customers check in on their equipment at the start of a new season. If you want your system to run well throughout the entire fall season, taking a few simple steps now can help.
Check Your Air Filter
The start of a new season is a great time to see if you need a new air filter. A dirty air filter can have some adverse effects on your HVAC equipment and the air quality in your home. You don't want your system blowing out dirty air. You also don't want it working hard and straining itself for no good reason. Swapping in a new filter can solve both of these issues. You won't have to deal with an out of control power bill and you don't have to worry about the air quality in your home. This simple step can make a big difference at the start of a new season.
Listen for Odd Noises
This is something you can do all year round, but it can be an especially good idea to listen for odd noises at the start of a new season. Loud or strange noises can be caused by blockages or debris. These issues can cause further problems, including extensive damage. If you want your HVAC equipment to last a longer time, you'll want to keep your ears open for strange sounds this fall.
Get Your A/C Ready
If you're getting ready to stop using your air conditioning for the season, you want to make some preparations. You can take a look at the outdoor unit and make sure that there's no debris that might cause issues when you start it up in the spring. You can also use a cover to protect it from the elements throughout the fall and winter. If there's an outdoor switch that can prevent your air conditioning from turning on, it could be wise to switch it off. You don't want your A/C to turn on for no reason, wasting money and energy when you don't even need its cooling effects.
Think About Upgrades
A new season could also be the perfect time to update your HVAC system. If you have an older system, new equipment is likely far more energy-efficient. Yes, you'll need to spend some money upfront, but a more efficient HVAC system can pay for itself over time. It also lowers your carbon footprint. If a new system isn't needed, you could just invest in an upgrade like a programmable thermostat. It'll help you get the most out of your HVAC system while offering a variety of convenient features and benefits.
Schedule an Appointment with an HVAC Professional
If you really want to make sure that your HVAC equipment is in top shape this season, it could be a good idea to contact a professional. Call us at 425-775-6464 and we'll make sure that everything is set for a new season. You'll be comfy all season long with an HVAC system that works perfectly.