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What’s on Your Fall Season HVAC To-Do List?

With more neutral weather, fall is a great time to complete HVAC maintenance. Helping your air conditioner recover from heavy summer use and preparing your furnace for cold winter weather keeps your HVAC system in great shape.    While scheduling professional HVAC maintenance is the best way to take care of your system, there are many things that you can do on your own to provide maintenance. Continue reading to learn how you can take care of your furnace this fall season.    If you are ready to schedule fall maintenance for your HVAC system, give our team at Dynamic Air Services a call at (949) 979-4599. 

Importance of Fall HVAC Maintenance

Many homeowners only schedule service when they need a repair or a replacement. What many don’t know is that the best way to reduce unexpected repairs and to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system is to schedule regular maintenance. When you schedule regular maintenance, these are the benefits you receive:  
  • Higher efficiency
  • Lower risk of damage
  • Lower monthly energy bills
  • Longer lifespan
  When the contractor arrives to complete maintenance, they will perform a variety of inspections, cleanings and tune-ups to ensure that your HVAC system is in the best shape possible. Be sure to schedule maintenance two times a year so that your system continues to provide optimal comfort.

Fall Season HVAC To-Do List

There are many things that you can do to prepare your HVAC system for the winter. Some tasks, such as cleaning furnace burners, may be better left to professionals and people with some technical knowledge. Take a look at these five easy tasks to find out how you can take care of your HVAC system this fall. 

1. Change Your Filter

It is very important that you change your filters at least once a month. Many homeowners change the filters around the house but forget about the filters that directly connect from the furnace or air conditioning to the ductwork. If you don’t change your filters then your system will have to work extra hard in order to push the air out of the clogged filters.    When this happens, your system will decrease in efficiency and may encounter unexpected damages. In order to avoid this issue, you should be replacing your filters. You can purchase filters at any hardware store and some larger grocery stores.

2. Clear Debris

In order to take care of your condenser and furnace, you need to clear debris. First, head to your outdoor condenser. Clear any landscaping and debris so that there are at least two feet of space between the unit and any items. Be sure to also pull any sticks or leaves out of the condenser grill.    Then, go to your furnace or heating system. There should also be two feet of space around your furnace and nothing laying on top of it. Having items on or around your furnace can become a fire hazard. Clearing the space around these units ensures that you stay safe and that they can efficiently release heat and take in air.

3. Clean and Open Your Registers

It’s important that—as winter rolls around and temperatures continue to drop—you open and clean your registers. Doing this helps to not only make sure that heat is actually getting into your house, but also improves airflow. To clean your registers all you have to do is dust them. Some homeowners go a step above and unscrew the register grills and wash them in warm soapy water.    You should also take a look around and make sure that there aren’t any rugs, furniture or other items blocking the registers. If they are blocked then your HVAC system will not perform as efficiently as it could.

4. Inspect your Systems

It’s imperative that you inspect your HVAC systems. While you may not be a professional contractor, you can tell if something isn’t working the way it should. First, you should listen for any strange noises. Most systems make a humming noise as they operate. If your system is clanging, screeching or making some other strange noise, then you may need to call a technician.    You should also complete a visual inspection of the systems. This means you should look around all of your systems and units. Look for leaking fluid and visual damage to the system. You especially need to take a look at the heat exchanger on your furnace. If it has any cracks then you need to call a technician right away as carbon monoxide could be leaking.

5. Check the Thermostat

The last thing that you should do is check your thermostat. If you have a programmable thermostat be sure to set new temperatures and times as the weather begins to cool down. You should also set your fan to “auto” if it is set to “on” or “off”. Setting your fan to “auto” can save you a lot of money in your monthly energy bill and will keep you more comfortable.    If you are interested in installing a programmable thermostat, contact your technician. HVAC pros can quickly swap older models out. A programmable thermostat will save you money during the day when you are gone and at night when you are sleeping.

AC Repair Lake Forest, CA

If you are looking for excellent Lake Forest, CA heating & air service, then you need Dynamic Air Services Heating and Cooling Specialists. When you schedule maintenance with our team you can expect only the best service possible. We work hard and only hire the most qualified and skilled technicians. At Dynamic Air Services, customer satisfaction is our number one priority.   With over 20 years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire our team, you will receive excellent craftsmanship and quality customer service. We provide repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance on a variety of heating and cooling systems. We also offer 24/7 emergency service in the case that you encounter a problem that cannot wait.   For service that you can’t beat, call Dynamic Air Services Heating and Cooling Specialists at (949) 979 – 4599 or contact us online.
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