Don't let the high temperatures deceive you--summer is winding down to an end here in New York. After you finish get everything done on your back to school checklist, it's time to start preparing your home for the fall months. Here are a few HVAC tips to add to your end of the summer checklist.
Replace Your Air Filter
During the summer when your AC is constantly running, this is a necessity. So although this shouldn't be the first time this summer you replace your air filter, this is an essential task for the end of the summer. It will ensure that, when it's finally time to turn your heat on, the air will filter through your system smoothly and efficiently.
Clean Around Your Outdoor HVAC Unit
This is important to at the end (and even during) every season. During the summer, grass, weeds, and shrubbery has lots of sun and rain to grow. Trim around your outdoor HVAC or AC unit to make sure that it has the proper amount of room to 'breathe.'
Inspect Your AC Unit
Any homeowner should be able to inspect their unit for unusual sounds or signs of damage. Turn your AC on to make sure that there are no rattling or clanging noises. During the summer, lawn mowers and weed wackers can leave damage to wires or lines around your system.
Clean Your Condenser Coils
If not regularly cleaned and maintained, your condensate line can be home to dust, mold, and other particles that could build up and cause your system to run inefficiently. You can do this by hosing or dusting off the particles inside. Even so, at least once a year a professional should remove and clean this important part of your HVAC system.
Call Your HVAC Professional
If you are due for a regular maintenance check or seasonal tune-up A. Borrelli is here for you. Get peace of mind knowing that your entire HVAC system is cleaned, filtered, and properly running just in time for the changing seasons.