Fall is nearly here, and temperatures throughout the Phoenix area will thankfully begin to cool down soon. By mid-autumn, it may even be time to turn off the air conditioning and flip the thermostat to “heat” as morning and evening temperatures begin to drop. In other words, it’s now the perfect time to get your HVAC system ready for fall and winter months. Here are the priority areas to focus on.
Change Out Your Air Filter
Summer monsoon dust storms can wreak havoc on your HVAC system. Your air filter likely is loaded with dust, dirt, and pollen. Simply remove and dispose of your dirty air filter and replace with a clean filter. This small step takes less than two minutes and can have you and your family breathing cleaner air.
Adjust Your Thermostat
Fall means lower nighttime temperatures, a substantial drop in humidity, and a cooler home interior. Go ahead and turn your air conditioning off when daily temperatures are below 85 degrees or whatever temperature is most comfortable inside your home. You’ll notice a rapid decline in monthly energy bills versus what you encountered during the late spring and summer months. If you’re getting chilly overnight or in the mornings, you may even want to switch your thermostat to the heat setting in November.
Clean Out Debris Around Your HVAC
Even though days will be mostly sunny, you may still see rain, even a random hailstorm or high winds impacting your exterior air conditioning unit. Take a bit of time or ask your landscaping company to clear away vegetation that has grown over the summer, monsoon storm debris, tree limbs, fallen fruit from your trees, and other potential hazards that may obstruct your HVAC system’s blower and evaporator coils.
Time to Schedule Your HVAC Check Up
Just like scheduling a yearly physical with your health provider, scheduling maintenance for your HVAC system can add years of efficient cooling, heating, and your interior air quality. While many homeowners schedule an AC tune-up before summer starts, fewer homeowners take the time to schedule an autumn maintenance check to ensure the heat pump or furnace is working as it should be. This can be a costly mistake that can leave you in the cold when you need heat the most during the Valley of the Sun’s cooler months.
Call Cool Blew Now
Call Cool Blew today to schedule your fall HVAC system tune-up. As a leader in preventive maintenance plans for residential homeowners, we encourage you to call us to learn more about how to keep your HVAC system working efficiently for as long as possible in Arizona. Call us now at 623-872-2900.