The clean crisp air, clear blue skies, chilly wind, and changing colours are just around the corner. Even though we are still in summer, time goes awfully quick when you are having fun. Before you know it Autumn will be upon us, and we are going to trade our bathing suits and sunscreen for sweaters and Halloween decorations. Your HVAC system is going to be going through a difficult transition period, so it is important that you get on our Autumn HVAC prep checklist immediately before the season hits, and you are unprepared.
Change the filters
The biggest difference between Autumn and Summer is that there is more foliage dust, and other kinds of particles in the air during the colder fall months. This means that you are going to have to change the filters more often. Make sure at the end of this summer that you have the pros come out and change all of the filters so that the system is ready to go. Chances are you won’t be using your system as much during these months, but you are still going to need heat. Make sure that it is working properly.
Clean, Clean, Clean
As we said before, there is just more stuff floating around once it starts to cool down outside. Leaves falling from trees, sticks on the ground, the remains of dead flowers kicking around outside, and all of the nuts that animals are tossing around everywhere. All of it adds up and can get in your unit or ducts. Have them all professionally cleaned out, and make sure to clean around all of your outside units. If they are exposed, then they are dirty. This will take away from the performance of your system, and could even lead to poor air quality in the home.
Have your fuel refilled
If you are still using oil or propane to heat up your home, then make sure you get it filled up now. Your whole system runs a lot better when the tank is full, and getting it done before the season starts means that it will be ready to go once the chilly weather hits. Chances are that you haven’t used it in a long time, and it will need to warm up. With a full tank, you will improve the performance right off of the bat.
Nothing beats those cool fall nights hanging outside by the fire, picking apples, or raking leaves(ok fine, we might be strange for liking this), but it is important not to forget your HVAC system. You are going to need it at some point. Now that summer is coming to a close, you should keep in mind these few things that you will need to do for our Autumn HVAC prep checklist. Once you have got them done, you are ready for the next season.