With the cold weather approaching, now is the time to prepare the HVAC system in your Congress, Arizona, home for the upcoming winter months. Proper fall maintenance can help ensure your HVAC system will get you through the season and keep your energy bills at a reasonable cost. So what should you include on your fall maintenance checklist?
Change the Filter
Filter changes are important in helping your system run efficiently, preventing the risk of breakdowns, and improving your indoor air quality. Dirty filters can cause severe damage to a system. Your filter should be checked every month for clogs or dirt and changed every month to three months, depending on how much debris it has trapped.
Clean Your Air Vents
You should make sure the vents in your home are clean when you change your filter. You can start by cleaning the actual vents and around them. Vacuum them to pull loose debris to the surface. This will not only prevent the dirt and debris from getting into the air circulating in your home, but it can also promote better airflow and keep the parts in your system clean.
Check Your Thermostat
Test the batteries in your thermostat to make sure they are working properly. Then, test the thermostat to make sure it triggers your HVAC system to start when you reach a certain temperature.
If you have an older thermostat, consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat, which can help you maintain a better overall temperature and improve your energy efficiency.
Schedule an Inspection
Having your HVAC system properly inspected can make sure that it runs more efficiently. In addition, it can catch any problems that could lead to breakdowns during the winter months. Your system will not only be inspected but also fully cleaned, which can also improve the indoor air quality in your home.
Make sure your HVAC system is ready for the winter by contacting Wickenburg Air at 928-427-6480 today to schedule your fall inspection.
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