The leaves and temperatures are officially dropping. Welcome, fall! It’s time to break out the decorations, uncover the cold-weather clothes shoved in the back of the closet, and prep your HVAC system for the winter. Just like you need a checkup to keep up your health, your HVAC system needs preventative maintenance to stay healthy.
At Air Pros Heating and Cooling, we are proud to service North Charleston, SC, and beyond! We are HVAC experts and we know just how important preventative maintenance is. Fall is the perfect time to schedule a tune-up but, there are some things you can do yourself to prep your system.
Here are our 5 tips to get your HVAC system ready for fall:
1. Check Your Outdoor Unit for Fallen Leaves
Fall leaves can be beautiful – but not when they’re clogging and covering your outdoor HVAC unit. Be sure to check your outdoor unit frequently to make sure it’s not covered with fallen leaves or debris. Cut back any shrubs that are getting too close. If anything has fallen inside your unit, give Air Pros Heating and Cooling a call at (843) 225-6052 and we’ll help clear up the problem. We service Anderson, SC, and all surrounding areas.
2. Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are more than just a modern trend. They’re an excellent want to increase efficiency and decrease your energy bills. Programmable thermostats give you full reign over your home’s temperature – even when you’re away from home. Create a temperature schedule to keep your home comfortable and put less stress on your HVAC unit or use the eco-mode for max energy efficiency.
3. Clean Your Ducts and Vents
Air vents and ducts circulate air throughout your home so it’s important to keep them clean to protect your home and family. Your HVAC system will work best when your vents and ducts are clean and clear of obstructions. Blocked ducts force your HVAC system to work harder, decreasing efficiency. Use a vacuum to tidy up your vents and wipe them with a damp cloth.
4. Change Your Air Filter
Not only do air filters help your HVAC system run efficiently, they also protect your family and home from allergens and pollution. A clean, efficient HVAC system is especially important during the cooler months so fall is the perfect time to change your air filter.
5. Schedule an HVAC Tune-Up
Preventative maintenance is the key to avoiding breakdowns and frequent repairs. Your HVAC system needs preventative maintenance to keep running efficiently. We suggest maintenance twice a year. The spring and fall are ideal as many of the breakdowns we see in summer and winter are due to issues that could have been easily avoided with basic maintenance.
Call Air Pros Heating and Cooling at (843) 225-6052. Our certified, licensed HVAC techs can handle all your HVAC maintenance, repairs, and replacement in North Charleston, SC, and beyond. Schedule your fall tune-up to make sure your system is ready to face the coldest months of the year.