After experiencing the New Jersey heatwave, the changing season to fall will be one to welcome. With the cooler breeze and blowing leaves comes a fall home maintenance checklist to keep up with. On that list is your HVAC system.
Our team at A.J. Perri finds ourselves with a flood of questions about how to care for your heating and cooling system with every changing season. Let’s dive into how to prepare your HVAC system for the fall.
Dust off your HVAC unit
If your unit is outdoors, you’ll want to clear off sticks, grass, or dirt that may have collected over the past season. You’ll want to pay extra attention to systems installed near trees as fall brings blustery winds and falling branches.
Schedule preventative maintenance
The best way to ensure your family feels comfortable this fall is to schedule a preventative maintenance appointment. An A.J. Perri technician will complete a full inspection that can save you a lot of money in the long term. Preventative maintenance will prevent you from calling our team on the coldest day of the year when demand is high.
Change your air filter
One of the quickest things you can do to prepare for the fall season is to change your air filter. It takes just seconds and, if left unattended, can cause problems for your system and family. A dirty air filter can push your system into overdrive and collect dust and pollen that recirculates throughout your home.
Consider a smart thermostat
With kids back in school and many people out of the home during the day, now is the time to regulate the temperature inside your home. This is when you should consider a programmable thermostat that can be controlled on the go, provide ventilation control and come with energy savings. We recommend a Google Nest Learning Thermostat that programs itself and practically pays for itself in under two years.
Now is the time to make sure your HVAC system is most reliable. Call your trusted friends at A.J. Perri at (732) 733-2548 for assistance with preparing your HVAC system for fall.