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Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

As temperatures drop, we’re approaching the time of year when you’re going to rely on your HVAC system to keep you warm. Before the days get very cold, it’s important to check on your unit to make sure things are working properly for when you really need it. A poorly run HVAC system will not only provide less comfort, but will raise your energy bills as well. These HVAC maintenance tips will ensure your unit is operating efficiently through this chilly season:

Change the Air Filter and Clean the Vents

One of the easiest, yet most important things you can do to support your HVAC system is to change your air filters routinely. Filters should be replaced every three months, to extend the life of your unit and minimize potential problems. When you change the filter, make sure to vacuum off the air vents to keep the area clean and free of debris, allowing for temperature regulation throughout your home.

Schedule An Inspection
Yearly service of your HVAC system ensures it runs properly. Scheduling an inspection in the fall when the weather is still fairly mild, will ensure it’s ready to take on the freezing temperatures in the winter.

Consider a Replacement
Replacing your home’s HVAC system can be a big undertaking, but if your system is old and insufficient and you plan on being in your home for a long time, it’s very beneficial. If your system is more than 10 years old, ask a professional for their opinion on the longevity of your system. Added comfort and financial benefits are two biggest benefits of updating your unit.

Install a Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to set an ideal temperature in your home, affecting both the comfort and cost of your utility bills. Many homeowners fail to adjust their thermostats when they leave their home because it’s too much work, they forget, or they don’t want to return to a cold home. Installing a programmable thermostat in the house eliminates these concerns altogether.

Before the temperatures fall to freezing, make sure your HVAC system is ready to take on the winter! Give Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call to handle all of your HVAC needs. We’re here to answer all of your heating questions, or to perform maintenance on your system. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (412) 265-2662or visit our website to learn more about the services we offer.