As the summer begins to wane, the temperatures are finally getting cooler. Few of us are even using the cooling system, preferring to open the windows and let the fresh air blow through our homes in this transitional time between air conditioning and heating use. As we are becoming less and less dependent on the air conditioner, this is the best time prepare it for the off season. Today, we at Hal Mechanical would like to remind our customers and provide a few suggestions on how to prepare the air conditioner for the fall and winter months.
Changing HVAC Filters
Cleaning or changing the air filter, depending on the type, should be done throughout the year, even though it is the simplest maintenance step homeowners, it is also the most commonly neglected. Once filters are at max capacity, they need to be changed out. They should never exceed past 3 months, but most experts recommend filter maintenance once a month, particularly if anyone suffers from allergies and/or asthma, has indoor pets, smokes inside, and leaves windows/doors open frequently. Filters that are over encumbered reduce the indoor air quality and restrict airflow, which significantly impacts the HVAC system efficiency.
Clean Outside AC Condenser Unit
The accumulation of grime, dirt, leaves, other debris in addition to the encroaching vegetation from grass, trees, weeds, and other landscape plants by the tail-end of summer. The overall efficiency of your unit is impacted by the air flow can easily be disrupted as the clutter and collection of compacted soil builds up. Be sure to cut back the vegetation such as tree pruning, bushes and shrub branches are trimmed in addition to the grass, as well ensure any weeds are pulled away from the unit. A professional typically includes cleaning the unit in the service with a tune-up which is ideal this time of year.
Set Thermostat Temperature for Fall
To reflect your preferences and the cooler evenings and early mornings, the programmable and smart thermostats need an adjustment.
HVAC Tune Up Maintenance
In order to preserve the efficiency of your system’s performance, at least once a year, a reputable HVAC contractor should schedule an AC maintenance tune-up. Investing in a whole HVAC system service tune-up will also prepare the heating system for the upcoming season. In conjunction with your efforts, the professional maintenance can ensure your HVAC system is performing to its full potential.
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The experts of Hal Mechanical offer many service options to help tuck your cooling system in for the fall/winter and also better prepare your central heating for impending cold temperatures we are sure to endure during the fall and winter months. Our certified technicians have the advanced equipment, premium products and the expertise necessary to ensure your HVAC system is up to par. If you find anything that needs addressing, we present the potential issue along with optimal solutions. To schedule your cooling/heating system maintenance service, call Hal Mechanical and let our professionals take care of your needs. We are efficient and get the job done in a timely manner!