Why Fall HVAC Maintenance is So Important

The fall season is finally here. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the temperatures are getting cooler! Service your HVAC system and stay comfortable this season, no matter what kind of weather Texas has up its sleeve. Fall HVAC maintenance is important because it allows your home’s systems to run more easily and efficiently! It also helps ensure that your home’s air quality is high, and can prevent costly repairs down the line. Read on to learn more about all of the different benefits of performing maintenance on your home’s HVAC this season.

 

Improve efficiency and lower utility bills

Experiencing uneven heating and cooling or inconsistent temperatures in your home can be signs that your system is struggling to keep up. There are a lot of different factors that could cause your home’s HVAC system to lose efficiency. These problems make your home’s air system work even harder, causing your utility bill to climb as it strains to keep you comfortable. There are a few simple steps you can take to improve your system’s efficiency this fall.

  • Confirm that your units have enough clearance. Make sure there isn’t anything obstructing the airflow for your indoor or outdoor units. Indoors, this means keeping boxes and storage bins out of the area. Outdoors, this means clearing away leaves, sticks, overgrown plants, and and other debris that is in the way. Check your unit’s specifications for more details on the required clearance.
  • Check the accuracy of your thermostat. If you notice that your home feels warmer or colder than it should, it may be an issue with your thermostat’s accuracy. Perform this simple test to see whether or not your system is in need of a check up.
  • Invest in a smart thermostat system. A smart thermostat is a great way to make your home’s HVAC system more efficient. Set up a smart schedule that will lower the temperatures while you’re away from the house, and turn them back up before you get home. This works in the summertime, too! This simple tool can help you cut energy costs and remain comfortable year round. Read our blog post all about the benefits of switching to a smart thermostat to learn more!

 

Better indoor air quality

Your home’s HVAC does more than just heating and cooling. It is also responsible for managing the air quality inside of your home. Changing your filters regularly is a key step in making sure that the air inside your home stays clean and safe. Since it’s less circulated than the air outside, the level of indoor pollution can be much higher than it is outdoors. As the temperature outside begins to drop, you’ll probably be spending more and more time inside. This means it’s important to make sure that your air quality is at a healthy level for yourself and your family.

On top of changing your filters, inspect your ductwork and vents regularly to look for buildup of dirt, dust, hair, or anything else. This could be a sign that your ductwork needs serviced, or that your filtration system isn’t working properly.

 

Prevent costly repairs

Preventive maintenance can catch small issues before they become big problems. Parts and components won’t last forever, but simple routine care and inspections can extend the lifetime of your system and parts by several years. Depending on the condition of your HVAC system, routine service might make the difference between a functional system and a broken one.

With Dallas’ sometimes unpredictable weather, you want to be ready to switch your home’s HVAC from heating to cooling on a moment’s notice. The fall is a perfect time for a check up. An inspection in the early fall ensures that you’ll have hot air when you need it in the winter.

 

 

An inspection from Texas Ace Heating and Air Conditioning will keep your HVAC system running in tip top shape. We’ll check the efficiency, inspect your indoor and outdoor units, test motors, inspect fans, and check for any leaks. We’re here to make sure that your HVAC system runs as efficiently and reliably as possible, for as long as possible!

Our preventative maintenance plans include two maintenance and inspection appointments per year, as well as discounts on high capacity filters, repairs and parts, reduced service call rates, Saturday appointments at no additional charge, and much more! Learn more about our Texas Ace Club Membership maintenance packages.