Wednesday, September 14, 2016

5 Ways To Prepare Your HVAC Unit For Fall

The weather is getting a bit chilly, the leaves are changing and pumpkin spice items are back on the shelves, which means that fall is just around the corner. However, you may have to do more than pulling out your sweaters from storage to prepare for the cooler weather. There are several things you should do before switching your thermostat from cool to heat. Royal Heating & Air has 5 ways you can prepare your HVAC unit for fall:  

1. Change The Air Filters

A dirty air filter can lead to a number of different problems. It's a good idea to check your air filters once a month and change as necessary. Your AC has been running for roughly three months, which means it has filtered a lot of debris. If you have not changed your filter during the summer months, it would be a good idea to change it before switching over to heat. 

2. Clean Your Unit

Since your AC has been running for a while, it is a good idea to give it a thorough cleaning before "storing" it for the winter months. Wiping down the inner coils, outer casing and frequently used controls can help avoid issues caused by build up when you start it back up when it gets warmer. If you find anything hard to remove or any damage, make sure you call a professional Lake of the Ozarks HVAC repair company. 

3. Check Your Thermostat

Because you have been using your thermostat all summer long, you may want to make sure the batteries aren't low and everything is in working order before switching it over to the heat setting. If your thermostat is older, now is the time to upgrade your thermostat to a newer model. Programmable thermostats can help save energy and save you money on your utility bills with the multiple daily settings. Having these settings will allow your system to not work as hard when you are away. 

4. Schedule A Maintenance Check

Having your AC unit looked over by a Lake of the Ozarks HVAC company before the cooler weather can give you peace of mind. When the winter season comes, you will know that your heater will be in tip top shape. The technician will look at your AC unit for any damage that may have occurred during the summer months. In addition, they will also make sure your furnace is in working order. 

5. Think About Purchasing A New Unit

If your unit is over 10 years old, needs frequent repairs or can't meet your heating or cooling demands, it may be time for a new HVAC unit. Fall is a great time to purchase a new unit, as the weather  is just getting cool. You can go into the harsh, winter weather with a brand new HVAC unit. 

Preparing Your HVAC Unit With Royal Heating & Air

Fall is just around the corner and you may be switching over to the heat setting soon, so make sure your HVAC unit is in tip-top condition by calling Royal Heating & Air. As a professional HVAC repair company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can assess your AC for damage that may have accumulated over the summer months. In addition, Royal Heating & Air can take a look at your furnace and make sure it is working condition before it becomes cold. If you are needing to schedule your maintenance appointment with Royal Heating & Air, call us at 573-480-4313 today!  

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