Don’t Get Left in the Cold: Autumn HVAC Checklist for Residents 

As autumn arrives and the temperatures start to go down, it’s very important to ensure that your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the colder seasons. Don’t wait until the first cold snap to discover issues with your heating system.  

Schedule a Heating System Inspection: Contact a licensed HVAC technician like Expert HVAC to inspect your heating system. They will check for any potential problems, clean and maintain the system, and ensure it’s safe for you and your family to use. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns during the chilly season, so consider contacting us to set one up if you don’t already have a plan in place.  

Change Your Air Filters: This is one of the most common and important things you can do for your system. Replace the air filters in your HVAC system to ensure proper airflow and indoor air quality. A clean filter helps your system work efficiently and reduces energy consumption. 

Insulate and Seal: Check your home for drafts and gaps around doors and windows. Properly insulate and seal these areas to prevent heat from escaping and cold air from infiltrating your home. This will help your heating system work more efficiently, as well as save on energy costs. If you’re looking for alternative ways to help insulate, consider extra blankets near any drafty windows you’re not able to have fully sealed.  

Test Your Thermostat: Ensure your thermostat is working correctly by setting it to the desired temperature and monitoring the response of your heating system. If you notice any issues, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat for better control and energy savings, and at the very least consider replacing it if it’s not working correctly. Even a less expensive thermostat will provide better results than a malfunctioning one.  

Stock Up on Supplies: Before the cold weather arrives, stock up on essential supplies like furnace filters, weatherstripping, and insulation if you’re able to. Having these items on hand will make it easier to address any emergency maintenance needs quickly. 

Consider a Carbon Monoxide Detector: If you use gas heating, installing a carbon monoxide detector is crucial for safety. Check the batteries and functionality of your existing detectors or install new ones if necessary. It’s highly recommended that these be in your home regardless, just to be on the extra safe side.  

By following this autumn HVAC checklist, you can enjoy a warm and comfortable home throughout the fall season without unexpected heating issues. Taking these steps now will also contribute to energy efficiency and cost savings in the long run. 

And remember, our team at Expert HVAC is here to ensure your home is snug and energy-efficient. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call for a thorough inspection or tune-up. Let’s keep your space comfortable and inviting throughout the season! 

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