After a scorching hot summer, the Sacramento Valley is ready to experience the colder fall temperatures. However, just as the seasons change, so do the needs for your home. Today on the blog, our Sacramento HVAC Company shares tips to get your home ready for the fall.
Can you believe that we’re more than halfway through 2021? This year has flown by, and we are already entering the fall season. Many Sacramento Homeowners are happy about this, as the over 100 degree temperatures should start to decline. However, as the seasons change, so do the needs of your HVAC systems. Below, our Sacramento AC Maintenance technicians share how to go about getting your HVAC ready for fall.
In HVAC systems, air filters capture dangerous particles and pollutants. These circulate in the air. Typically, air filters protect the HVAC system by keeping it clean and free of dirt and bacteria. Additionally, they shield you and your family from mold, dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants.
Air filters are not indestructible and should be replaced every 30 to 90 days. Because summer demands the constant use of an air conditioner, the fall is an excellent time to replace a dust-covered air filter with a fresh one. During the fall season, our Sacramento AC Replacement Pros recommend replacing the air filter every 60 to 90 days. However, if your HVAC System is extensively used, we recommend changing it every 30 days. Additionally, keeping the air filter clean ensures that the system operates smoothly. Also, that you are always comfortable.
With the coming of cooler weather in the fall, it’s time to change your thermostat routine. If you haven’t already, consider installing a programmable or smart thermostat now. When you have a smart thermostat in your house, you can much more easily manage shifting seasons and unpredictable weather patterns. If possible we recommend choosing one that can manage both heating and cooling. This is so you don’t have to switch between systems manually.
After you’ve installed your thermostat, set the temperature to correspond with your family’s autumn schedule. Reduce the heating or cooling by a few degrees when no one is home during the day, and configure the system to return your home to a pleasant temperature about 30 minutes before you plan to return home at the end of the day.
Our team at Gilmore, the best HVAC Company Sacramento, explains that HVAC systems benefit from professional maintenance twice a year, and the autumn season is perfect for scheduling preventative maintenance. Indoor Solutions’ skilled HVAC professional will examine the system’s components to ensure everything is operating properly, change the air filter if necessary, and update the refrigerant if necessary. Regular maintenance not only gives you peace of mind, but it also guarantees that any defects affecting the performance of the HVAC system are found and repaired in a timely manner.
After a long summer of development, fall is an ideal time to evaluate your outside landscaping. It’s essential to maintain the exterior unit clear and free of debris.
Remove any overgrown grass, shrubs, or trees that have grown dangerously near to the exterior unit. Allow at least two feet around the unit to ensure that it is not obstructed by foliage. If you mow around the area, take care not to blow grass clippings onto the unit. After you’ve tidied up any landscaping, pick up any fallen leaves and twigs.
The last way to ensure that your getting your HVAC ready for fall is to contact Gilmore Heating, Air and Plumbing for seasonal maintenance. We are offering a deal on an end of season AC Tune Up, and we’d love to service your heating system before the cold weather hits.