How to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Fall

Living in Pittsburgh during the summertime means intense heat and humidity. Without an HVAC system, we’d be lost during the summer months.

As the months pass, though, and fall creeps up on us, it’s time to start thinking about what maintenance needs to be done to ensure our units are still working properly.

By implementing the following tips into your routine, you’re sure to have an HVAC system that’s ready for the fall weather in no time.

1. Clean the AC vents

Take a close look at your air conditioning vents often, especially after a long, hot period of weather. Dander, dust, dirt, and oils can easily get trapped here, lowering indoor air quality and causing unpleasant odors.

A quick clean can make all the difference in the air quality! Believe us, you’ll be able to tell the difference after you clean your AC vents.

2. Check air ducts in your home

Similar to AC vents, ducts are another spot where unwanted debris can pile up and disperse throughout your home. This can easily be avoided by having a professional routinely maintain your system.

If you notice a difference in the air quality or can see physical dirt or dust coming out of your ducts, these are sure tell signs you need to get these maintenance!

3. Change the air filter

Often overlooked, changing your air filter regularly is one thing you need to get your HVAC system ready for fall, as well as keeping it running efficiently. This is especially important after the summer months where your system is often being worked very hard.

We can’t express enough the importance of changing your air filter!

4. Clean the outdoor unit 

If your cooling system contains an outdoor unit, cleaning it and the area surrounding it is essential when it comes to getting your HVAC system ready for fall. Be sure to keep the area clean, with the vegetation around it trimmed if applicable, and make sure to clean the unit itself as well.

You’ll notice that much like any other appliance you have, the key to keeping your air conditioning unit in good condition is cleaning it!

5. Update your thermostat

Smart thermostats or programmable ones are the way to go when getting your HVAC system ready for the fall. These thermostats make the change of seasons much more manageable, especially if the weather where you live can be unpredictable at times. 

Pro tip: Invest in a thermostat that allows you to control both cooling and heating, to save yourself trouble!

When it comes to getting your HVAC system ready for the fall, Triangle AC knows just what to do! Contact us today or schedule an appointment using the link below!

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