The arrival of fall is the perfect time to focus on the HVAC tasks you’ve put off during the summer months in Youngsville, Louisiana. When the temperatures drop and the leaves start to turn, complete these four fall projects to maximize HVAC efficiency:
Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Your unit worked hard all summer to keep your home cool and crisp, making fall the perfect time to restore and replenish it. Schedule a preventive maintenance visit now to enable your system to continue operating at peak levels this winter. An HVAC service technician will inspect, clean and service your unit. As a result, it’ll operate at peak efficiency and not waste energy.
Clean Around the Condenser
The condenser, or outdoor unit, needs a couple of feet of clearance to operate at full capacity. Check around the unit and make sure it’s free of limbs, grass and leaves. If necessary, trim bushes and sweep away any dust and debris that built up over the summer. Gently hose down the unit’s fins to clear away dirt accumulations.
Change the Air Filter
Replace your air filter to ensure adequate airflow. Not only do clogged air filters reduce airflow. They can also interfere with your indoor air quality and your system’s ability to heat your home. Clean filters help your system function at optimum levels, maximizing its efficiency and reducing strain on the unit.
Check for Air Leaks Around Doors and Windows
While doors and windows aren’t part of your HVAC unit, checking around them for air leaks and sealing them will take a huge load off your system. Air leaks force your unit to work overtime to heat your home, and getting rid of them makes your system more efficient. Caulk leaks around windows and apply weather stripping around your doors.
Need to schedule your fall preventive maintenance visit? Give the HVAC professionals at Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 337-735-2201 today.
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