While it still feels like summer here in Palm Desert, sweater weather is fast approaching. As you start to blow off the dust and break out your furnace system for the season, it’s also crucial to make sure that your HVAC system is prepared for cooler weather before it goes into hibernation.
Mendez Air Conditioning & Heating has the most up-to-date tips on how to ensure your air conditioning unit is properly prepared for the autumn season.
Why Does Your AC Need Preparation For The Fall?
Your air conditioning system has been working hard to keep you comfortable all spring and summer long, it deserves a break. Preparing for cooler weather can have positive effects on you and your HVAC unit when you start it back up in the spring.
Steps to Getting Your AC Fall-Ready
Aside from getting a professional’s help, there are several things you can do at home to retire your AC for the season.
Change Air Filters
The easiest way to keep up with your HVAC health at any season is to inspect, clean or change your air filters. With fall weather comes fall allergens that could pile up and find themselves trapped in your filter.
Before you replace your old air conditioning filter with a fresh one, be sure to clean the inside of your home, in and around the vents that house your filters. These ducts are responsible for circulating clean air throughout your house, and making sure they’re free of debris can help from spreading allergens, dust and dirt.
Just like the system inside, the outdoor AC needs love too. We all know that the first sign of fall is when trees begin to shed their leaves, and this could be troublesome by clogging the air conditioning system outside of your home.
For fall prep, inspect the area that surrounds the unit. If a shedding tree hangs right above your outdoor AC, trimming the branch could greatly impact the effectiveness of your seasonal upkeep.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
To keep your energy consistent in the fall, consider investing in a programmable thermostat in your home. Autumn in California can often bring unpredictable temperatures, and having a programmable system has the ability to automatically adjust the temperature in your house accordingly.
This smart system picks up on your habits and learns your heating and cooling behaviors to create a curated comfort schedule for you and the residents of your home. By changing automatically to fit the weather, this program can save energy and money on utility bills year-round.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
The final step to give your air conditioning system the proper care it needs this season is to schedule a professional to come out and perform an AC and furnace tune-up. By crossing this off your to-do list, you can enjoy your HVAC system comfortably as the cooler temperatures arise.
Need Help Prepping Your HVAC Unit For Fall?
Contact the friendly professionals at Mendez Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule your fall tune-up!