Fall is now in full swing, which means it’s time to prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. When it comes to your heating equipment, keeping it running smoothly is imperative in ensuring its consistent performance. During this transition from warm to cool weather, be sure not to commit the following mistakes:
Neglecting Your Air Filter
Air filters are one of the unseen yet essential elements of an HVAC system. As such, it’s easy to forget that they even exist. Excess debris on the filters restricts airflow, lowers the quality of your indoor air and compromises your equipment’s efficiency and performance. Check yours today if you haven’t done so recently. Depending on your system, you should probably change them every month, or at minimum every three.
Never Touching Your HVAC Settings
Changes in outdoor temperatures often require you to adjust your thermostat so that your equipment doesn’t have to work as hard to heat your home. Set it around 72 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit; from this point you can adjust it accordingly depending on how cold the weather gets in the coming months.
Disregarding Regular Maintenance
Have your HVAC unit inspected by a heating and air conditioning technician this fall. By identifying issues that may prevent the equipment from providing comfort in your home, you’ll help extend its operating life and keep repair costs low down the road.
Using an Old HVAC System
Old units work less efficiently than today’s models. In addition to causing significant increases in energy bills, they’re also more prone to sudden malfunctions. Don’t wait until you need emergency services; invest in a new HVAC unit and have it installed by a reputable contractor before the season ends.
Turn to Anderson Refrigeration, Inc. – Heating & Cooling for quality HVAC repair and installation services. Give us a call at (575) 437-8792 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve residents of Alamogordo, NM.