The changing seasons are a welcome respite from the uncomfortable weather that had been plaguing Oviedo for the better part of the year. It’s finally time to break out longer, heavier clothes, and the chillier temperatures are something everyone can get behind.
To make the most of your newfound furnace usage, it’s smart to take care of a few HVAC maintenance tips so you and your family can enjoy the warmth indoors. We’ve got a few tips for you so you can take advantage of the comfort your furnace offers and relax during the fall as much as possible!
Have It Inspected
If you’re only going to do one thing this fall to improve your HVAC system, we recommend having it inspected above all else. Your furnace has probably been sitting dormant for a while – after all, it’s been hot and humid for a long time, so there hasn’t been a need to heat your home!
Simply switching on the heat after all that time might work, but your furnace will need some help to get running again and operate at maximum efficiency. You can inspect it yourself, but only a comprehensive, thorough inspection from a professional catches everything.
Seal Doors and Windows
During the fall and winter, your goal needs to be to keep as much warm air trapped in your home as possible. If you haven’t examined the seals on your home’s entry points lately, then you could be letting that same air leak outside – a massive waste of air and money!
This is something you can potentially do by yourself. Even just a few minutes out of your day spent laying out weather stripping or caulking windows can save you as much as 10 percent on your energy bill!
Clear the Air
All that icky summer air slows down the speed and efficiency at which your furnace can circulate fresh, warm air.
Before you do anything else, change out your air filter. Do this every 30 days so your airflow doesn’t get restricted and bottlenecked. Just be sure to purchase the correct-sized filter – a wrong filter size is just as detrimental as a clogged one.
Also, vacuum out any stray dust you may run into. It may have settled on places like vents and registers, which can also block airflow.
Call an Expert
If there are any other problems you encounter or any potential issues that pop up, don’t hesitate to give us a call! American Air & Heat is the Oviedo area’s most reliable heating service provider, and we’re confident our team can help you solve whatever’s affecting your home.
When you enlist our help, you can be confident that you’re receiving only the most professional, courteous, and trustworthy technicians around. Our service is second to none, and we think you’ll agree!
Give us a call at (407) 512-9337 to speak with one of our team members and to get more information!