The last thing you want when winter rolls around is an expensive HVAC repair, so it important to get your system in shape for the increase in use that comes along with the holidays! That is why there is no better time to ensure your unit is ready for the upcoming cold-weather season than right now!
HVAC maintenance ensures you’re never stuck without temperature control, as it prolongs the life expectancy and efficiency of your unit. Here’s your fall season HVAC checklist:
Check for Drafts
Window and door drafts allow warm air to sleep outside. This makes your HVAC unit work harder to warm your home, causing more wear and tear to the unit and extra costs on your energy bills, as your air loss is counteracting your cooling efforts. Seal up any drafts with caulk and other home improvement products before winter hits.
Change Your Air Filters
HVAC furnace filters require replacement every three months. If you have pets this should occur more frequently. If your filter is dirty and clogged, not only will your airflow weaken, but your indoor air quality will suffer.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostat installation is a simple DIY job that can save a ton of money on heating and cooling costs, and improve the comfort of your household. A programmable thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your house via your smartphone! Not to mention, you will be able to set your controls to automatically adjust based on your schedule. This streamlines your heating and cooling, improving your energy consumption and utility bills.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Tune-ups are an important part of regular HVAC maintenance. Schedule professional maintenance bi-annually to keep your unit properly functioning throughout the year. Tune-ups will save you money by reducing the chances of breakdown and malfunction. Regular maintenance also ensures efficiency, which prolongs the lifespan of your unit.
For your HVAC maintenance and repairs, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (717) 207-9952. We are here to help you impart best practices to get your HVAC system ready for winter!