With fall quickly approaching, you will be met with a handful of problems pertaining to your home’s HVAC unit. With all the dirt and grime accumulated in your unit over the summer, it’s time to have your HVAC unit checked out by a professional. Problems such as a full compressor or dirty filter can impact the way your HVAC unit works and how it interacts with the indoor air quality of your home. In order to ensure that your home’s HVAC unit is up to date and working flawlessly, it’s important to follow these helpful tips to prepare for the fall season.
Replace Your Gas Furnace
A central part of every home’s HVAC unit is the gas furnace. A gas furnace is used to create heat for your home. This system forms a cycle of warming cool air that flows throughout the confines of your home. But in order for your gas furnace to work correctly for your home, you have to replace it periodically. There are a number of reasons why one should replace their gas furnace altogether. One primary reason is that your home’s air conditioner is working efficiently and at top progress as your older gas furnace slows down your air conditioner’s productivity. It’s usually recommended to replace your gas furnace whenever you replace your unit’s air conditioner. Another reason to replace your home’s gas furnace is that it is nearing the end of its overall life span. This usually occurs when your gas furnace is ten years or older. It is generally simpler and easier to replace your home’s gas furnace than to maintain it over a long period of time.
Change Out Your Unit’s Air Filters
As we pointed out in our summer checklist, your HVAC unit’s air filters are incredibly crucial and should be regularly checked or examined when maintaining your unit. Over time, your unit’s air filters will gather pieces of dirt and grime that will result in clotting and a reduced lack of airflow. Clotting can then lead to an increase in your utility bills, which will result in hefty losses financially. Changing out your HVAC unit’s air filters every few months is a great way of making sure that your unit is running smoothly and that your utility bills stay the same.
Clean Out Your Unit And The Area It Surrounds
As the seasons pass, you will come to notice that your home’s HVAC unit will begin to become dirtier and dirtier. This is due to a number of outside forces such as storms, lack of house maintenance, and even pest control. In order to keep your HVAC unit running correctly, it’s important to take the time to clean out your unit and the area surrounding it. Usually, an HVAC unit is damaged due to the tall grass that grows around it. It’s important to keep the grass and foilage around your unit trimmed to keep them from interfering with your unit’s process.
Contact the professionals at Peppers Heating and Air today!