Your heating, cooling and ventilation (HVAC), system will become your most important appliance. As the weather turns cooler, so will your HVAC maintenance tips for fall and winter. If your heating and cooling system is not working properly, it will cause less comfort and higher energy costs for Florence homeowners. Heating your home and producing warm water is the largest energy expense for homeowners. You can help ensure that your house heating bill stays as reasonable as possible by maintaining a good heating and cooling system, and making sure it runs smoothly.
These preventative measures can be taken in the fall to ensure your HVAC system runs smoothly throughout winter. You can save money so you can enjoy the holiday in other ways.
This Fall’s Preventative HVAC Maintenance Guide
Clean the vents and change the filter
Maintaining your HVAC system‘s health is one of the most important tasks you can do. This is also the most basic form of HVAC maintenance. Your filter should be inspected every month and replaced if it becomes dirty. No matter how often they are used, filters should be changed at least once every three months at a minimum. You can keep up with this job by choosing a regular day to inspect the filter such as the first or the last day of each month.
It’s a good idea to vacuum the vents around your house the same day as the filter is changed. These are important to keep clean and allow warm air to flow freely throughout the house, which helps reduce temperature levels.
Get it Inspected
Your HVAC system should be serviced annually to ensure it is running properly. To ensure that your HVAC system is ready for winter, homeowners should have it checked in fall. Florence HVAC Experts offers a variety of service packages for this purpose.
You can replace your old A/C system
Although it is expensive to replace an HVAC system in a house, there are many benefits. Are you unsure if your heat pump is more than 10 years old. Ask your local HVAC contractor Florence SC for a review of your heat pump. You can reduce your home’s annual energy bills by replacing it with an Energy Star design.
Insulate your Attic Enough
Insulating your attic more effectively is one of the most effective ways to ensure your system runs at peak performance and lower energy bills. You can hire a company that specializes in insulation to install warm air-contained heating systems during winter. This will reduce the frequency your HVAC unit runs and maintain your desired temperature. A basic visual test is possible to determine if additional insulation is required, according to the US EPA’s energy Star program. The insulation should obscure the floor joists.
Install a Programmable Thermostat.
The ideal temperature inside a home is dependent on who is present at the time. If no one is present, the ideal temperature level may be significantly lower than the “living space” temperature level. Florence homeowners often forget to adjust their thermostats after leaving their home. Either they don’t want their home to be cold again, or they just forget.
These issues can be solved by installing a programmable thermostat for your home. You can set the temperature of your home for every hour of the day and it will follow that schedule throughout the night. Depending on the unit (e.g. Nest), there are additional benefits. You can adjust the temperature using your smartphone. This means you can change the settings of your thermostat from anywhere and anytime.
Florence HVAC Experts can schedule an appointment to inspect your HVAC system and recommend maintenance before winter hits. Call us at (843) 633-3260.
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Florence, SC 29501