Thanks to the impending arrival of fall, the Phoenix area may expect a welcome decrease in temperature. By mid-autumn, when the morning and evening temperatures have begun to decrease, it may be necessary to switch the air conditioner from “cool” to “hot.” Basically, now is the time to make sure your heating and cooling system is set for the colder months ahead. What follows are the top areas that require your attention right now.
Substitute the Filter in Your Air Conditioner
Dust storms caused by the summer monsoons can be very damaging to your air conditioning and heating equipment. The dust, grit, and pollen that your air filter traps are probably at unhealthy levels. Take out the old air filter, throw it away, and put in a new one. You may improve the quality of air that you and your loved ones breathe in less than two minutes by taking this easy action.
Turn Down the Heat
The humidity drops significantly in the fall, the temperatures decrease at night, and your home cools off. When the temperature outside drops below 85 degrees Fahrenheit on a consistent basis, you can safely turn off your air conditioner. Compared to the high costs of the late spring and summer, your monthly energy bills will drop precipitously. In November, you may need to turn on the heat if you find that you are getting cold at night or in the morning.
Get Rid of Clutter Near Your Air Conditioner
Even though the skies will be generally clear, you should still prepare for the possibility of showers, the occasional hailstorm, and strong gusts that could damage your outdoor air conditioner. Clear the area around your HVAC system’s blower and evaporator coils of any debris that may have accumulated over the summer or as a result of a monsoon storm. You can do this yourself or hire a landscaping service.
It's Time for That HVAC Checkup!
Maintenance of your HVAC system is similar to getting a yearly checkup with your doctor; it will increase the life of your system and improve the quality of the air inside your home. Fewer homes take the time to plan a fall maintenance check to make sure their heat pump or furnace is functioning properly, despite the fact that many schedules an AC tune-up before summer begins. When the temperature drops in the Valley of the Sun, this can be a very expensive mistake that leaves you out in the cold.
Put in a call to Oak Lawn HVAC Right Away
Get in touch with Oak Lawn HVAC right now to arrange for an autumn HVAC tune-up. To find out more about our preventive maintenance programs and how they may help your HVAC system last as long as possible in Arizona, we invite you to give us a call. To reach us immediately, please dial (708) 556-2336.