It is difficult to think that Summer 2022 has already passed us by. It is now the month of September, which means that autumn will soon arrive and winter won’t be far after.
It’s time to start thinking about putting away the things you used during the summer and getting ready for fall activities like bonfires, football, and hot cocoa.
It is also time to start buttoning up the summer HVAC system and getting the furnace ready for the work that it will do in the coming months. The month of September is the perfect time to wrap up the summer and get ready for the next fall and winter seasons.
- Make sure the air filter is replaced. Start your heating system from scratch. In spite of the fact that you may still be using the air conditioner on sometimes despite the fact that the dog days of summer are still here, it is a smart idea to put in a new and clean filter.
- Get your air conditioner serviced by a technician at the end of the season. You can do a lot on your own to get your air conditioning system ready for winter, but it’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC specialist come out and prepare the unit for the colder months. This is of utmost significance if you failed to have an oil change or tune-up before the summer season began. A technician is able to check to see that nothing is leaking, prevent mold from growing, and put a stop to a minor issue before it develops into a major one.
- Get everyone out of here! It is possible that during the summer, weeds and other types of vegetation grew around the unit. It is a good idea to clean this type of growth away from the area, along with any grass clippings or leaves. This trash has the potential to attract insects, ants, and other wildlife that are looking for a place to take shelter from the cooler temperature. The debris may present a risk of fire if you continue to use your air conditioner while the temperatures are high. It is in your best interest to clear the area.
- Change the setting on the thermostat. Now that the kids are back in school, the house may now be vacant all day, and the nights have a tendency to become a little bit chillier. It’s not necessary to keep the same settings you had back in July, most of the time. Adjust the settings for the temperature so that they are comfortable and make sense in relation to the weather outside at various times of the day. If no one is going to be in the house during the day, there is no reason to bother cooling it.
- Obtain a thorough inspection of the furnace from an expert. If you have an older system, if you have recently rebuilt or expanded your home, or if you have purchased a new home, it may be a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician come to your home and evaluate whether or not you require an updated system. If it turns out that you need a new system, investing in one will probably end up saving you a significant amount of money on your monthly electricity bills while also ensuring that your house has adequate heating and ventilation.
- Schedule a Fall furnace tune– Now is the time to get your furnace ready for the long winter that lies ahead, and winters have a tendency to last a very long time. The device will be clean and in good working order after it has been given a tune-up by an expert. A specialist will check the system and clean it, calibrate the thermostat, test the airflow, measure the voltages of the motors, and tighten any electrical connections that need to be tightened. A tune-up will guarantee that the furnace functions correctly and safely going forward. If you have a more recent system, getting an annual tune-up will also ensure that your warranty remains in effect.
The end of summer is in sight, which means that fall will arrive in no time at all. Before the cold weather sets in, check to see that your heating and ventilation system is operating correctly. This winter, keep warm while cutting your heating costs!