As temperatures start moderating a bit in High Point, North Carolina, you’ll continue to rely on your air conditioning system to maintain indoor comfort. If you didn’t have your AC tuned-up in the spring, now would be a good time to have the AC and heating system checked before you need it for the upcoming cooler days.
Schedule a Tuneup
Your HVAC system needs maintenance to efficiently fight the late summer heat and cooler fall and winter temperatures. Bring in a technician to perform a tuneup and make sure it’s running properly. This service will involve a full inspection of the system, as well as some testing to make sure it’s operating efficiently and producing enough cool and warm air. If the technician spots any warning signs, they’ll give you some options for repair before the problem becomes more severe. Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system while helping you save money on expensive repairs
Although many preparation tasks should be handled by an HVAC technician, you can do a few things yourself to get the system ready for cooling or heating needs. The outdoor unit can get clogged with leaves, grass, and other outdoor debris, so carefully clear it out. You can also remove dust from the vent grates to keep air flowing properly.
Change the Filter
Make sure to regularly change the filter in your HVAC system. Both the heating and cooling components rely on the filter to prevent dust, dander, pollen, and other contaminants from moving into the system. When the filter is clogged, it can’t effectively keep these items out, resulting in poor indoor air quality. Most system filters should be changed at least every few months, although more efficient systems may contain heavy-duty filters that last for up to six months.
Reprogram the Thermostat
As you prepare for each season, the final step is reprogramming the thermostat. Set the temperature to your comfort level when you’re at home but to go a bit higher or lower when you’re away or asleep to keep your bills under control.
Schedule your system tuneup with our experts at Air Treatment by calling 336-740-9895.
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