Summer has started to loosen its grip on our area, and we can already feel a hint of fall in the air. School is back in session, football season has kicked off, and before you know it, we’ll be attending bonfires, picking pumpkins and drinking hot cocoa.
It’s an exciting time to be out and about, but before your fall calendar gets too busy, don’t forget to take care of business at home!
As you might have guessed, we’re talking about HVAC maintenance. Why is it so important and not something you can afford to neglect, even amid the hustle and bustle of the new season? Here are three big reasons:
- Efficiency — Proper maintenance ensures that your HVAC unit performs up to its full potential, conserving energy and saving you money.
- Longevity — When you take care of your home heating and cooling system, it loves you back by continuing to function with minimal repairs for years to come.
- Safety — Part of seasonal maintenance is checking your HVAC system for leaks and other potential hazards that could put your family in danger.
No matter the season, residents of the St. Cloud metropolitan area know they can trust the team at Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electrical to have their back when it comes to all essential home maintenance tasks. To prepare your home for fall and ensure maximum comfort for your family in the cold-weather months, our experts recommend checking all of the following boxes.
Clean Up Around Your Units
Your HVAC system needs some room to breathe and that goes for both the indoor and outdoor components. Clearing away leaves, sticks, fallen branches and debris around the outside unit and cleaning up any household clutter around the inside unit will ensure proper airflow.
Indoor air quality becomes a much bigger issue in the colder weather months, when you’re spending more time inside. The best way to improve the quality of the air you breathe is to replace your HVAC air filters, which undoubtedly have become clogged with gunk after months of working nonstop to keep you comfortable.
Adjust Thermostat Settings
Obviously, your home comfort needs will change along with the seasons, and so should your thermostat settings. With kids back in school and you at work during the day, re-programming the thermostat to account for less time at home can save money on your energy bills.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up
Perhaps the most essential seasonal HVAC maintenance task is to call your local home heating professionals to inspect your system and make sure it’s running properly. The pros know what warning signs to look for and how to fix all types of issues, sparing you headaches — and the chills — once the weather really turns cold.
Isn’t it good to know that the pros at Neighborhood Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical offer fast, friendly, affordable furnace tune-up services for all makes and models of heating systems, and we’re located right in your backyard?
As the oldest family-owned service company in Central Minnesota, we’ve lent a helping hand to our neighbors, no matter what type of heating, cooling, plumbing or electrical challenge they face, since 1947. If you need help preparing your home for another beautiful fall season, don’t wait another day! Pick up the phone and call the Neighborhood team now at 1-800-570-4328 or schedule your fall maintenance visit!