Now that the hot summer weather is dying down and fall is setting in, it’s nice to have a lull in temperatures. Not only does autumn provide beautiful outdoor weather, but you can also finally give your air conditioner a break. However, this doesn’t mean your HVAC system goes into hibernation. Instead, it’s time to prep your HVAC for the coming season. Here are a few ways to get your Sacramento Valley home’s HVAC system ready for fall.
Program Your Thermostat
When the cooler but unpredictable temperatures of autumn set in, it’s a perfect time to change your thermostat settings. During this time, weather patterns change frequently, causing a range of temperatures. If you’ve never considered a smart thermostat, you might think about it now. These programmable thermostats control both heating and cooling, and can actually learn how to change based on the outside temperature and your habits. This is a superb way to get your HVAC system ready for fall and keep your home comfortable and save money at the same time. You can read more about them here.
Change Your Filter
During the summer, dust and pollen are more plentiful in the Sacramento region. Unless you’ve recently replaced your HVAC filter, the beginning of fall is the ideal time to do so. Over time, this debris clogs the filter, causing your HVAC system to work harder to produce your desired temperature.
Schedule a Tuneup
If you want your HVAC system to last longer than the typical 10 to 15 years, scheduled maintenance is of the utmost importance. Fall provides a perfect time to check your furnace, as well as prep your air conditioner for the off-season. There’s nothing worse than being without heat when it gets cold.
This fall, don’t lag behind on HVAC system preparation. When you call Absolute Comfort Heating and Air, we’ll make sure your HVAC system is humming along throughout the fall and beyond with an expert tuneup and preventive maintenance. Give us a call or contact us online today.