Preparing Your HVAC System for the End of Summer

by Jul 31, 2023air conditioning, blog, energy efficiency, heat pump, HVAC, HVAC Harford County, MD

As the end of summer approaches in Maryland, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your HVAC system for the cooler months ahead. Proper end-of-summer maintenance can help ensure your system works efficiently throughout the fall and winter, providing comfortable indoor temperatures and potentially saving you money on energy costs. Here’s a guide on preparing your HVAC system for the end of summer.

Check and Replace Your Air Filters

The simplest yet most effective maintenance task is checking and replacing air filters. After a long summer of heavy use, your air filters may be clogged with dust and debris, restricting airflow and forcing your system to work harder, increasing energy costs. Replacing your air filters can improve your system’s efficiency and indoor air quality.

Schedule a Professional HVAC Inspection

A professional HVAC inspection can help identify potential issues before they become major problems. An HVAC professional can check all components of your system, including the thermostat, electrical connections, and refrigerant levels. They can also clean your system, removing any accumulated dust or debris over the summer, improving your system’s efficiency and longevity.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor unit plays a crucial role in your HVAC system, and it can often be overlooked when it comes to maintenance. Over the summer, it can accumulate leaves, grass clippings, and other debris, restricting airflow and reducing your system’s efficiency. Cleaning your outdoor unit, including the condenser coils and surrounding area, can help ensure your system works efficiently.

Prepare Your System for Heating

You’ll start using your heating system more as the weather cools down. It’s a good idea to test your system before the cold weather hits to make sure it’s working properly. Turn on your heating system and listen for unusual noises, check for unusual smells, and ensure all rooms in your home are heating evenly. If you notice any issues, schedule a professional service as soon as possible.

Consider a Programmable Thermostat

If you don’t already have one, consider installing a programmable thermostat. It allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, which can help save energy and ensure a comfortable indoor temperature as the weather changes. Some programmable thermostats can even be controlled remotely via a smartphone app, providing convenience and control over your home’s temperature.

Maintain Your Comfort

As we transition from the heat of summer to the cooler fall weather, maintaining the comfort and efficiency of your home is our top priority at Anchor Mechanical. Proper end-of-summer maintenance can ensure your HVAC system works efficiently throughout the cooler months, providing comfortable indoor temperatures and potentially saving you money on energy costs.

Don’t wait until the first cold snap to discover your HVAC system isn’t performing as it should. Schedule a maintenance service with us today. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to help you prepare your HVAC system for the end of summer and ensure a smooth transition into the cooler months. Contact us today for more information on our services or to schedule a maintenance check-up.

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