As the kids return to school and the leaves start changing color, you may be enjoying the opportunity to need neither air conditioning nor heat because the weather is wonderful. While you could use the savings on your utility bill for any of a million other things, one idea is to put it toward HVAC services to be sure your HVAC system is in top condition and ready for the colder days and nights ahead. Here are a few more tips for autumn that can save you money and potential problems down the road.
- Open Closed Vents- If you took someone’s advice to lower your cooling costs this past summer by closing vents in unused rooms, that wasn’t the best advice, and you should open them before you turn your HVAC system on again. Your HVAC system was designed with the optimal air flow through your house in mind, and closing vents actually keeps it from performing with optimal efficiency.
- Test the Thermostat- There are several things that occur during an autumn HVAC checkup. One thing you want to be sure is done is having the thermostat checked and get advice on whether an upgrade would help your HVAC system work more efficiently.
- Put in New Filters- Throughout the summer, the HVAC filters are dealing with pollen and other airborne contaminants. As a result, they are likely in need of replacement, and if you want those summer allergies to end, you should get new ones in there. You’ll also avoid having a furnace issue because of insufficient airflow due to a clogged filter.
- Seal Leaks and Resolve Insulation Issues- If your summer cooling bills were higher than you hoped, it’s a good idea to check the insulation and weather-stripping around windows and doors so you don’t have high heating bills, as well.
Now is an ideal time to call us at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling to schedule HVAC services. We’ll handle anything that has occurred to your air conditioning from summer use and get your furnace in top working order so you can have peace of mind it will come on when you need it in a few weeks. This is also a great time to replace your HVAC if it is time. Sit back with a cup of coffee and a good book, and we’ll take care of the hard work! Call today to learn more.