The average residential energy bill amounts to about $113 per month. But that cost can increase drastically if your HVAC system isn’t working optimally.
That’s why it’s important to perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system every few months, especially if you notice your energy bill start to creep up in cost.
With the fall season underway, it’s time to perform AC unit fall maintenance so you can keep warm throughout the next few months, without spending a fortune on your energy bill. Keep reading for some tips on fall AC maintenance.
Replace Your Air Filter
Your air filter should get replaced at least every three months, and the perfect way to remember to do it is by replacing it on the first day of each season.
Replacing your air filter regularly is important because an old, dirty air filter will allow contaminants and allergens to circulate through your home. You could have dust, pet hair, pollen, bacteria, and more in the air you breathe in if you don’t change your air filter. This leads to much lower air quality in the home.
Your air filter should be changed more often if you have multiple pets or anyone in your home has bad allergies or asthma.
Clean the Vents
Your vents need to get cleaned every few months to clear away dust, grime, and pet hair that have contaminated them. Dirty vents can not only lead to lower quality of air, but they can make it more difficult for air to circulate through your home.
This means, if you have dirty vents, your system will need to work harder to keep your home warm in the fall and winter, leading to higher energy bills.
You can clean the vents using a small vacuum, and then wiping them down with anti-bacterial cleaning wipes.
Check the Air Ducts
The air ducts allow air to travel throughout your home, and if there is something preventing them from carrying air, your home will not be heated or cooled properly.
You should check your air ducts to make sure they are clear of any debris. Then, make sure there are no areas where air can escape along the air ducts. Finally, you can give your air ducts a good cleaning to ensure only clean air is traveling through your home.
Schedule a Maintenance Check
While there are some things you as a homeowner can do on your own, such as changes and cleaning air filters, most of the fall maintenance tasks should be completed by an HVAC professional.
We will clean your vents, clean and check the air ducts, and check all other aspects of your AC and heating system to ensure it’s working optimally. We’ll be able to identify any problem areas in the system and repair or replace them so you can go through the next few months knowing your HVAC system is working as it should.
Use This AC Unit Fall Maintenance Guide to Keep Warm
Not only will this AC unit fall maintenance guide keep you warm through the fall and winter, but it’ll save you money and protect you from indoor airborne illnesses.
Ready to bring in an HVAC professional to make sure your system is ready for fall and winter? Give us a call today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.