Fall isn’t just about pumpkin picking and hayrides. It’s also the time to prepare your home and to make sure your HVAC system is ready for the colder months ahead. To prepare, here are some of the most common fall HVAC issues you will encounter. In order to rely on your heating and cooling during fall, we’ll look at what you can do to fix them.
4 Common Fall HVAC Issues
1. Not enough heating
It’s been a couple of months since you turned your heater on. Since your system has been inactive all summer, the sudden need to warm your home during late fall and early winter can cause stress to your equipment, and lead to breakdown or malfunction.
2. Clogged system
When the leaves and branches fall off from trees, they can land into your outdoor HVAC system and get sucked into vents. Make it a habit to inspect your outdoor unit and keep it free of falling leaves and overgrown vegetation. Use a cover to protect the unit from rain, snow, and pests.
Due to climate change, allergy season lasts longer and can stay until the first frost. Prevent allergy from ragweed pollen by frequently changing your air conditioner’s filters. This will also make your HVAC unit perform more efficiently.
4. Malfunctioning thermostat
The sudden change in temperature can also put additional strain in your thermostat. If you notice that it hasn’t been performing well, remove the thermostat cover and wipe all dust particles. You can check if its batteries need to be replaced with new ones. You can also upgrade to a more advanced thermostat to better control the temperature in your home and lessen your monthly heating bills.
Prevent These Common Fall HVAC Issues with Maintenance
Almost all of the problems mentioned above can be prevented by hiring an experienced HVAC company like Neal’s Heating & Air.
Our HVAC professionals can discover potential issues and fix them well in advance. You’ll have lower energy consumption, your equipment will last longer, and your home will have improved air quality.