Fall is almost here, requiring responsible homeowners to make the necessary preparations and call on Pasterkamp Heating & Air Conditioning to get their homes ready for colder weather and higher precipitation. There are many areas of the house that need to be prepped for fall – your yard and garden need your attention as well as the HVAC unit. Here are a few tips how to get your HVAC system ready for the fall:
- Checking and replacing filters – the filters used by HVAC units need to be checked every 2-3 weeks and replaced every 3 months, before each season. Neglecting filter replacement can cause the HVAC unit to fail – a problem that is easy to avoid with a little attention;
- Cleaning the outdoor unit – another very important operation, the outdoor unit of your HVAC system needs a thorough clean to remove any impurities and debris that have gathered in the box since the last cleaning;
- Cleaning the air ducts and the vents – these components are responsible for circulating the air in your home and for making sure the air conditioner can work effortlessly. All you need for the process is a vacuum cleaner that you need to run on the vents and in the ducts and a wet cloth to remove even the tiniest dust residues;
- Cleaning and testing the furnace and the blowers – this is a very important and simple phase in fall maintenance that you can easily do on your own, but if you feel safer getting it done by professionals, you can call a technician to do it for you, too.