With everyone out of the house, you’ll be able to lower your usage and make some adjustments to save more money.
Are you ready to go back to school?
1. Clean Up–
Now is a good time for you to clean the area surrounding your air conditioning system and heater if you haven’t already. If there are any weeds, shrubs or tall grass near the compressor, you should trim them. Your compressor is not going to be very efficient if it has restricted airflow. Trimming back the plants allows for maximum airflow. Check your units often to ensure that you don’t have any unexpected complications with your heating and cooling equipment.
2. Schedule Preventative HVAC Maintenance –
You don’t have to wait until the exact first day of school to schedule preventative maintenance for your heating and air conditioning equipment. Schedule it now so you can get it out of the way for the season. If you wait until the first few weeks of school or put it off until later in the fall, you could end up forgetting about it until your unit needs some repairs or replacement parts. Include scheduling seasonal HVAC maintenance on your to-do list now and make some time in your busy schedule to get it done.
3. Change the Filter –
If you change it now, you can get it out of the way and not have to worry about it later on. It only takes a few minutes to change the filter and then you’re all set for the first two to three months after school starts.
4. Get to Know Your Thermostat–
If you’ve become accustomed to manually operating your thermostat during the summer, now is a good time for you to upgrade to a programmable one. Take some time to learn how to use it properly. You may be surprised to see how much more efficient and intuitive it is versus your old thermostat. Once you know how to use it, you can set it up to maximize your home’s comfort without you having to adjust it as often.
Don’t wait until the cold weather sets in before you start giving your HVAC system the attention you need. For more seasonal HVAC maintenance tips and tricks, to schedule service or for questions, feel free to contact us. We’d love to help you with your heating and cooling concerns to optimize your home’s efficiency and comfort.