The fall season brings a nice change from hot summer temperatures to cooler autumn weather. The cooler weather brings about a beautiful change in the color of the leaves. Fall also marks the time of year to make a maintenance list to get your home in order. If you haven’t made a list yet, use this fall maintenance to-do list so that your home and HVAC system are prepared going into the winter months.
Prepare Your HVAC for Cooler Weather
Clear away any debris around the outdoor HVAC unit like tall grass, thick brush such as vines, scrubs, low hanging branches, etc., within a four-foot proximity to the unit.
Clean Registers and Grilles
Registers and grilles are magnets for dust. Use the brush nozzle on your vacuum cleaner to clean the registers and grilles. If they need additional cleaning, use a mild spray cleaner and soft rags to wipe away excess dust and dirt.
Clean Carpets, Upholstery, and Draperies
Carpets and upholstery are best cleaned by steam cleaning. Drapes my be cleaned using the vacuum’s upholstery attachment. Start at the top and work your way down with short strokes. Use a vacuum with HEPA filtration for the best results.
Keeping your carpets, upholstery, and draperies clean helps improve indoor air quality. For the best indoor air quality results, consider installing a whole-home iWave air purifier.
Clean and Adjust Ceiling Fans
For your fall season maintenance list, switch the direction of your ceiling fans so that air is pulled up toward the ceiling. This will allow your ceiling fans to help circulate heated airflow without anyone feeling the windchill effect. Also, give your ceiling fans a good wipe down to remove dust.
Schedule Pro HVAC Fall Maintenance
Schedule professional HVAC fall maintenance this fall to get your heating system ready for winter. In addition to simpler tasks like changing the air filter, your HVAC technician performs many system tests and calibrations to make sure your HVAC unit is running at peak efficiency.
For the very best HVAC fall maintenance for your Eastern North Carolina home, please contact us at Jackson & Sonstoday.