It might not have the same daunting ring to it as winter, but fall is officially here, and that means a whole lot more than the return of the pumpkin spice latte and scarf season. In Florida, the autumn equinox doesn’t mean all too much. After all, we are likely to continue to experience 90 degree whether well into the season. Yet, this does serve as a reminder that colder weather is on its way, as wrap and peel temperatures become more common comes another set of concerns for you to manage.
By this time of the year, you may not even remember that your thermostat turns in a different direction. It has likely been at least 10 months since the last time you had to turn your heater on. Every year brings a new set of concerns. As the fall season settles in, it is a good idea to double check that your HVAC system is in perfect order. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing expensive repairs and a mighty cold household.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind this fall so that your HVAC system is ready for whatever weather that comes our way:
- The change of season is the best annual reminder for a preventative maintenance service checkup. Take advantage of the equinox as a time to have your HVAC system fully inspected and to repair any minor damage, in most cases, this will help extend the life of your system.
- Clean the air filters. The standard air filter in a home can’t withstand toxins for much more than a single season. Go ahead and swap out the air filters now, before you begin to notice an odd smell or allergens have a chance to wreak havoc in your home.
- Open the supply registers. The way that air travels will change from summer to winter as hot air rises and cold air falls. This may mean adjusting some of the air registers throughout your home.
- Make sure the furnace is cleaned and ready for use. If your home has a gas or oil furnace, as many homes in the area do, then you should have it inspected now for signs of damage. Don’t wait until it is cold out to have your furnace cleaned.
Remember, being proactive with your HVAC system’s repairs and preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure that you stay comfortable all year long. The professionals at All Weather Contractors are factory trained professionals that will make sure your system is ready for the colder months ahead, give them a call today.