Summer is coming to a close soon, so what better time to start on Fall errands than right now! It may seem too early to start thinking about the fall, but when it comes to your HVAC, it is a perfect time. We break down some basic ways to get your HVAC system ready for the fall and avoid doing things last minute.
Air Filter Check
Air filter maintenance is often overlooked in many homes, and we get why since it can be hard to remember your air filters need maintenance as they fade into the background. When it comes to air filter care, always aim to replace or clean your filters at least every two months! A dirty air filter can be a detriment to your home’s air quality and your HVAC system. Dirty filters can cause poor airflow in the home, making your HVAC strain more than usual.
Replace The Batteries On Alarms
Fall typically doesn’t get too cold early, but when the time comes to use the heater, you want to ensure you have all bases covered. So, take the time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. While regular maintenance can avoid dangerous carbon monoxide leaks, it’s always good to be prepared! Carbon monoxide is impossible to smell or see, so your detector is your best line of defense.
Beat The Line
Get your heater repairs done now instead of in the fall to ensure no potential malfunctions arise later in the year. Early scheduling ensures you get heater repairs scheduled as early as possible before everyone waits until the start of the season. Typically inspections do not take too long, but if you wait until the fall, business can get hectic as many homeowners schedule repairs, so beat the rush by thinking ahead of time!
Clean Your HVAC Unit And Vents
Now is the best time to clean your outdoor HVAC unit, clearing the surrounding area of any debris or obstructions. Always fully power down your HVAC unit before cleaning the outside unit to avoid any electrical hazards. When cleaning your outer panels, always properly dry them before reinstalling.
Likewise, go around the home to check your vents for any obstructions or build-up of dust. Proper cleaning can dramatically improve your airflow and potentially eliminate some common HVAC issues.
Test Your HVAC System
While you cool down your home now, you know your AC is working correctly, but take the time to test the furnace. Now do not turn your home into a boiler room in the middle of the summer; test the heating mode on a lower setting. You want to make sure your thermostat and furnace are functioning properly. If you notice any odd behavior or improper heating, take note so you can give our technicians a heads up!
At Morrison Heating & Cooling HVAC repair is not only our specialty; it’s our passion. So no matter your HVAC question or concerns when you call (503) 683-7077 we will be excited to help you!