Welcome to fall!
Fall is finally here! Hot summer temperatures are on the way out and cool, fall breezes are making an appearance. This is good news for your air conditioner. Reduced cooling demand can mean a lower electric bill and more money to spend on Halloween costumes, spooky decorations and tons of candy.
That doesn’t mean that you should neglect your heating and cooling equipment. Here are some things you should make sure to do during the fall so that your bills stay as low as possible and your equipment stays as healthy as possible.
- Clear leaves away from your air conditioner or heat pump.
- Turn off your equipment during thunderstorms.
- Change your furnace filter to avoid build up.
- Open vents to ensure maximum airflow.
- If you open windows, keep your indoor surfaces clean to avoid allergen buildups.
- Avoid the temptation to fiddle with your thermostat. Keep your schedule or temperature setting consistent.
- Schedule preventative maintenance before the winter heating season. It’s Murphy’s Law: your gas furnace is only going to fail when you need it most.
It can also be a good time to start considering a new gas furnace if your old one is over 20 years old. A new gas furnace can lower the amount of gas it takes to heat your home, in turn lowering your heating bills.
So, what are you looking forward to most during the fall?