Your AC has worked overtime during the intense summer trying to keep you and your family cool through the unbearable heat. Cooler weather is on its way, and it’s time to finally give your AC the attention it’s been craving. Don’t ignore your HVAC’s problems just because summer’s over!
Take Care of Your HVAC After Summer
Living in North Central Florida, we know how infrequent and limited colder weather can be. While we still feel the heat well into the holiday season, your HVAC can fall prey to breakdown and costly repairs after working hard over the summer. You can prepare for inconsistent weather and the occasional cold snap by taking preventative measures in the fall.
Schedule A Check-Up
The first thing you should do once summer is officially over is schedule your AC check-up. Not only is this a good practice —and convenient when you are a preventative maintenance member! — but it helps to catch minor repairs before they become costly problems.
Your technician will also perform routine cleaning to keep your unit running smoothly. Like going to the doctor or dentist for a routine cleaning, you can extend that same level of care and consideration to your AC unit.
Change Your Filters
While your filter change schedule may differ due to your family’s needs, it’s always a good rule of thumb to switch out your AC filters on a seasonal basis. Dirty air filters cause your unit to work even harder and decrease your indoor air quality. It takes less than five minutes to set your unit and system up for success!
Clean Up Around Your Unit
Florida is known as the Sunshine State, but we’re more acquainted with the term “swamp” to describe our backyards. It’s a good idea to use the fall to inspect your outdoor unit to make sure its surroundings aren’t a threat. Scattered branches, overgrown plants, and even piled-up leaves can all threaten your unit’s health. Trim back plants and remove debris to keep your unit happy and healthy.
Consider Duct Cleaning
Duct cleaning offers so many benefits not only to your unit but to your entire home. It promotes cleaner air by removing debris and potential allergens from your ductwork. With the removal of these, air can easily circulate through your home, meaning less work on your unit.
The best way to know if your ductwork needs TLC is to schedule an inspection with our team.
Invest in Smart Technology
Smart technology has allowed our homes to be even more efficient and convenient than ever before. This includes your AC needs! As we enter fall, it’s a great time to think about giving your home and your system some additional upgrades. Smart thermostats are an easy way to protect your comfort with little to no effort.
Programming your temperature to increase and decrease throughout the day based on your routine will help to reduce your energy costs. Plus, when temperatures fluctuate during an unpredictable Florida day, you can automatically set different temperatures to accommodate the chilly nights and the warmer afternoons.
Comfort Temp Has Solutions During Every Season
Don’t “fall” for the false sense of security that your unit doesn’t have to work nearly as hard this autumn. By following these steps, you can enjoy all that the season has to offer without worrying that your unit will give out on you!
For year-round comfort and 24/7 assistance, trust your Comfort Temp team to help you tackle your post-summer checklist with ease! Contact us to schedule your next service.