Tips For Boosting Your HVAC System For Fall in Las Vegas and Henderson NV
It’s recommended that a home has its HVAC system properly maintained twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. This ensures that the cooling system is not only functional but also running efficiently before summer hits, and it also ensures the same performance standards of a home’s heating system.
Since the best way to cut down on expensive repairs and replacements is to avoid them altogether, homeowners are also saving in the long-run with preventative maintenance. While an HVAC system may not come with a mileage warning like cars and their oil replacement tips do, they still need to be inspected and cared for properly.
Consider for example that an HVAC system is made up of a wide range of components that range from motors and thermostats to fans and ductwork. If a filter isn’t replaced on time it can result in increased allergens, less cooling and heating capacity, and an increased pressure on the operating heating or cooling unit.
During a fall inspection and maintenance session, an HVAC technician will check all of these parts and insure that everything is running in order. This includes checking the blower motor, fuel burners, indoor and outdoor coils, and condensate drains depending on the type of heating unit at hand. There’s heaters that rely on fuel as well as heat pumps and other mechanisms, all of which our professional HVAC technicians specialize in.
One of the greatest benefits of having your HVAC system inspected before or during the fall is that any safety concerns will be properly dealt with. Heating systems have a potential for catching fire and other issues which can all be avoided by checking them in advance, and before they begin to be heavily used in the winter.
If you want to boost your heating unit’s effectiveness for the fall, follow these tips below and also be sure to setup an inspection as soon as possible.
Change your Filter
Filters should be replaced every one to three months, but the bare minimum requirement is changing them before the summer and winter season. If you live in a climate where mildew is more likely to develop on your filter it’s important to change them more often so that allergens don’t develop and spread through your ducts.
Keep it Clear of Debris
If you have a heat pump it’s important to keep it free of debris such as mulch and leaves. Debris can clog up a system and result in safety hazards, running complications, and decreased efficiency. It’s also a good idea to keep boilers and other systems clear of dust and dirt if they are in a basement by wiping them down once a year. Dust over time can become thick and clog up airways just as much as leaves and other solid debris.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Recent innovations have made it possible for thermostats to be programmed and even controlled via a mobile device. By using a smart device such as this you’ll be able to keep your house warmed while you’re home, and have it take a break while you’re at work. By heating the home less during the few hours that you’re away you’ll save a lot of money over the months and years. Not to mention that a programmable thermostat has the same benefits in the summer.