As the summer days start to wind down, it’s a great time for homeowners to review their seasonal to-do list to ensure their homes are ready for cooler weather. As you prepare for fall and winter in Kentucky, one thing that shouldn’t be neglected is end-of-season HVAC maintenance by a trusted professional.
Replace Your Air Filter
One simple DIY task is replacing your air filter. It can be easy to forget about the air filter when the cooler weather comes. However, it’s still one of the most important parts of keeping your HVAC system running at an optimal level. A fresh air filter can improve indoor air quality, which becomes even more important as you spend more time indoors when temperatures drop. It’s safe to say that taking care of your air filter is the centerpiece of routine maintenance.
Clean AC Coils And Outside Debris
Dirty coils or clogged lines are common problems that occur without preventive maintenance plans. If these HVAC components don’t get cleaned regularly, it can restrict proper airflow or cause the unit to work harder than it needs to. Also, the outside unit needs to be inspected before fall begins to remove debris that might have gotten stuck inside. You can also spray down the outside to help it run more efficiently.
Inspect Your Ductwork
Your ducts are the pathways that deliver either warm or cooled air to your home, depending on the time of the year. If your ducts are hindered by dust or debris, a professional cleaning can maximize energy efficiency and increase air flow.
Check Your Thermostat And Upgrade If Necessary
Now is a great time to consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. It can help you conserve energy and eliminate the need for frequent temperature adjustments, lowering the stress on your HVAC unit. The thermostat should be inspected annually to ensure everything is in working order.
Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance With Knight’s Mechanical
Knight’s Mechanical can help you stay comfortable in your home, no matter the season. Our Shield maintenance plan includes two high-performance service checks per year, priority service, 10% discount and more. Relax and leave the management of your home comfort systems to us. Schedule an appointment with us today.