As we approach the end of summer, everyone is already preparing for the colder weather. Be sure to take care of your HVAC system by giving it the maintenance it needs before the seasons change. Spring and fall are also the perfect times to prepare your HVAC for winter, where it’ll be working its hardest to keep you comfortable and out of the cold. Weather changes are a stressful time for your HVAC, so follow this maintenance checklist to give it a boost.

Schedule an Inspection

Regular inspections are key to the health and longevity of your HVAC, and the shift from summer to fall is a great time to schedule one. Having a team of HVAC technicians check on the health of your system and notify you of any problems can improve its lifespan and give you peace of mind.

Upgrade Your Filters

If you’ve been neglecting to change the filters for your HVAC, air purifier, humidifier, or anything else, your indoor air quality could suffer. Take the time to change and even upgrade your filters before the seasons change.

Test Your Heater and Furnace

Don’t wait until the cold weather starts to turn your heaters/furnaces. Test them before the seasons change to make yourself aware of any problems that need to be fixed. If you encounter issues with your heaters or furnaces, schedule an appointment to have them inspected and repaired. 

Clean Air Conditioners

Your air conditioner condensate drain can build algae and mold over time, which can cause serious health issues for you and your family. This buildup can even cause clogs if it grows for too long, so give it a quick clean before fall comes around. Pour one cup of a 50/50 bleach and water mixture down your condensate drain for a thorough cleaning.

Boost Your Indoor Humidity

If you live in a dry climate, you should be taking measures to keep your indoor humidity up throughout the year. For areas with hot and humid summers, fall can dry out your air and cause health issues. Take steps to improve your indoor humidity with a humidifier, houseplants, or by leaving bowls of water near a heat source and allowing them to evaporate. 

Address Insulation Problems Now

If your insulation is damaged, old or outdated, your HVAC will have to work harder to keep your home warm. Poor insulation can spike your electric bill during winter, so take the time to replace and upgrade it if your system is struggling to combat outdoor temperatures. Spring and fall are the most comfortable times for you or a contractor to take care of insulation issues. 

HVAC Inspections and Maintenance With Ellis AC

Are you getting ready for the cold fall and winter months? Get the most out of your HVAC system during the cold seasons when you schedule inspections and maintenance with Ellis AC. Our experienced HVAC technicians always put quality service and client satisfaction first with thorough work and frequent updates. We strive to give you the best service at affordable prices. Call or visit our website for a free quote on our HVAC inspections, maintenance, and repairs!