Preparing Your HVAC System for Autumn

Preparing Your HVAC System for Autumn

Lifestyle Comfort Solutions suggests simple ways to prepare your HVAC system to move from sweat to sweater.

Remove Leaves and Other Debris

We love the color, and crunch, of leaves changing from Summer green to Autumn’s reds, golds, browns, and purples. However, keep leaves away from your outdoor unit. Called the condenser, it’s the part of the system which moves heat away from your home. Weeds and leaves impede air flow and prevent your a.c. from cooling during those lingering hot days of Autumn. Keep a 2 foot area around the outdoor unit clear at all times. Clean one day, Autumn’s blustery winds blow debris around when you least expect it. Stay alert. Removing dead leaves, grass, and plants discourages rodents and burrowing critters from bedding down in the condenser, chewing wires, and doing costly damage.

Regularly Change Filters

Lazy, crazy, outdoor days of Summer give way to more and more time spent indoors. The single most important way to extend the life of your HVAC equipment, control energy costs, and address indoor air pollution is through regular filter changes. Don’t depend on cheap, flimsy filters. Talk to Lifestyle Comfort Solutions about how to put your HVAC system to work actually cleaning the air you breathe.

Prepare your Home for Winter

Autumn is a great time to replace window coverings: curtains, blinds, shades. Window coverings which block sunlight keep homes cooler in Summer, and block Winter’s cold air. Make sure all registers are clear of obstacles: furniture, toys, electronics. Set your ceiling fan for Winter. Clockwise at low speed pulls cool air up and gently pushes warm air, which naturally rises to the ceiling, down along the walls and back to the floor. When Daylight Savings time ends, you may need to reset the clock element of your thermostat.

Call Lifestyle Comfort Solutions for a Professional Seasonal Furnace Check

HVAC equipment manufacturers and industry professionals all agree: a yearly professional furnace check is money wisely invested. You extend the life of your equipment, protect your investment, control energy costs, and enjoy ultimate comfort. Without evidence of regular maintenance, you may actually void your manufacturer warranty. A one-time check is smart, but a My Lifestyle! Service Agreement agreement is even smarter! You’ll enjoy savings on services, extended warranties, and the peace of mind which comes with building a trust relationship over time. It takes only a quick call to 937.202.4520 to enroll.