The crisp October months mean winter isn’t far behind! Fall is the perfect time to make sure your HVAC unit is ready to handle the colder weather. Here are the top 5 home maintenance tips to prepare your HVAC unit for fall.

Change Your Air Filters

Before turning off your AC for the winter, change your air filters so that when it’s time to turn it back on again, it’s not even something you have to think about. When it comes to your furnace, you’ll want to make sure you’re changing your filters every 1-3 months. Dirty and clogged filters can lead to many problems with your HVAC system. For example, it could prevent your system from heating your home adequately and efficiently, which can also increase your energy bills.

Test Your Alarms and Detectors

Smoke detectors are designed to give you an early warning of a potential fire. Carbon monoxide detectors are designed to give you an early warning of potential carbon monoxide poisoning. Without working alarms and detectors, you have nothing to warn you of these hazards. To keep you and your family safe all fall and winter long, you want to make sure your alarms and detectors are working.

Clear Debris From Your Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor unit, make sure it’s not clogged by debris – such as leaves, dirt, twigs, and more. Removing debris and keeping it as clean as possible will ensure the proper airflow and prevent these items from making their way inside the unit.

Seal Air Leaks

According to EnergyStar, air leakage accounts for between 25%-40% of the energy used for heating and cooling in a typical house. There are many benefits to sealing the air leaks in your home, including:

  • Even temperatures
  • Improved comfort and efficiency
  • Reduced drafts throughout the home
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Better HVAC performance
  • Lower energy bills

Schedule Preventative Maintenance

Even if your HVAC unit appears to be working fine, you should still consider scheduling preventative maintenance at least once a year. While you can schedule your maintenance any time of the year, the best times are in early spring and early fall. This is the best way to prepare your HVAC unit for the fall. During your maintenance, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your unit and ensure everything is working properly.

Contact American Air, Plumbing, and Electrical Today for All Your HVAC Maintenance Needs!

At American Air, Plumbing, and Electrical, we provide heating and cooling maintenance services you can always count on. Whether you need indoor air quality solutions, preventative maintenance, a repair, a diagnostic, or a replacement, the pros at American Air, Plumbing, and Electrical are here for all your HVAC needs. Give us a call today at (407) 512-9337 or fill out our online form today so a team member can be in touch with you.

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