When the fall season blows through, it’s time to pack up the shorts and pull out the sweatshirts. It’s also prime time to check on your HVAC system to make sure heating your home this fall is simple. The last thing you want is to click on your heating system during the first frost, and your home remains cold.
We know this time of year can be hectic for families as children adjust to school and adults end vacations. We at Heat Relief want to remind families in the Portland area to keep their HVAC system in mind for optimal home comfort this fall.
Here are four ways to prepare your HVAC system for the fall
Beware of carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, can be released inside your home without your knowledge. It can be deadly. That’s why it’s essential to have a professional contractor, like those from Heat Relief, use proper equipment to detect emissions.
Schedule a heating system tune-up
You schedule oil changes for your car every couple of months, and the same should be for your HVAC system. Failure to do so could cause your car to overheat or stop running – your HVAC system is similar. Our team of professionals performs an 18-point inspection to ensure significant problems don’t arise later.
Reprogram your thermostat
The fall season can bring about a shift in household schedules. Chances are you won’t need to use your air conditioner as much in the coming months. Even if you decide to turn on your heating system, the temperature may not need to be the same throughout the day. Reprogramming your thermostat can not only save your family money but keep them comfortable. Learn more about our programmable thermostats.
Check and replace your air filter
This is your reminder to change your air filter during the early fall season. Changing your air filter takes seconds and is the easiest thing you can do to prepare your HVAC system for the fall season. Failure to do so can cause your system to work harder than needed, shortening its overall life.
Call Portland’s HVAC experts, Heat Relief, for assistance on preparing your HVAC system for fall by calling (503) 877-1713.