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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Fall

hvac maintenanceAs summer comes to an end, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather ahead. One of the most important things you can do to prep your property for the cooler months is to make sure your HVAC system is in top shape and ready to keep you warm and cozy throughout the fall. Keep reading to learn some essential tips for HVAC maintenance and how to find an HVAC contractor who can help ensure your system is running efficiently. 

Replace your air filters.

Your system’s air filters play an integral role in maintaining indoor air quality. They trap dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, ensuring the air you breathe is clean and healthy. To confirm your system works efficiently, check, replace, and clean your air filters at least once every three months or by the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Test your heating system.

Before the cold weather strikes, test your heating system to ensure it’s working correctly. Power on the heat and listen for any unusual noises or weird smells, and if you suspect something is wrong, contact a professional. 

Inspect your ducts.

Leaky or poorly connected ducts can cause your HVAC system to work overtime, leading to energy loss, compromised air quality, and higher utility bills. Check your ducts for visible gaps or leaks, and seal them with caulk if necessary. If you’re unsure whether your ducts need to be repaired or replaced, consider contacting a local HVAC contractor.

Clean your outdoor unit.

Your outdoor unit is constantly exposed to various elements like dirt, debris, and foliage. Because of this, you must regularly clean it to prevent any blockages or damage. Before cleaning your outdoor unit, turn off the power to your HVAC system, and don’t forget to check for any damage that may require professional attention. 

Consider an upgrade.

If your HVAC system struggled to keep up this summer or it’s over 15 years old, now is a great time to consider an upgrade. Newer models are more energy efficient and can save you money on utility bills. 

Schedule a maintenance appointment.

Regular maintenance can maximize the lifespan of your HVAC system while minimizing failures and breakdowns. When you partner with a professional HVAC contractor, they can help ensure a thorough inspection is performed, including checking electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, testing thermostat accuracy, and inspecting refrigerant levels.

HVAC Maintenance With Clay’s Climate Control

At Clay’s Climate Control, we aim to ensure your interaction with us is always hassle- and stress-free. Whether you’re looking to explore options for installing a new unit or need emergency HVAC services in the middle of the night, you can count on us for assistance. Our friendly and experienced team of HVAC contractors is always prepared to offer the best support and guidance regarding your home’s heating and cooling system. We also provide convenient appointment scheduling and make dedicated efforts to maintain clear communication throughout the process, placing your happiness at the forefront of our priorities. Contact us today to learn more about our air conditioning services or to schedule an appointment with our professionals.