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hvac tips for fall

September 14, 2020


The fall season is on its way with the changing leaves and cooler temperatures. However, this means that winter is just a few months away! It’s important to ensure that your heater is running properly by the time the coldest months of the year hit. Read on to learn more!


1. Start Early

Above all else, you’ll want to make sure you get an early start on your furnace maintenance this fall. Although you can wait until winter to have your system checked, you may be disappointed to discover that you need a whole system replacement! Contact Air Control for free estimates today!


2. Use Natural Light

Now is the time of year to let as much natural light into your home as possible. Don’t keep your shades closed, leave them open, especially when it’s sunny out. This will help you cut your heating costs and keep your furnace working well all the way to spring.


3. Cook Indoors

One simple way to keep your energy bills low this fall is to do all your own cooking. Not only will you save money by not eating out, but you’ll be keeping your home warm in the process!


4. Don’t Forget the Thermostat

You may be caught up in trying to ensure that your furnace is repaired or replaced by the time winter comes around. However, don’t forget about the thermostat. Your thermostat is just as important as the furnace itself because if it isn’t communicating properly or isn’t working at all, you may not be getting the heating you need. You may want to consider having a programmable thermostat installed. This type of thermostat will allow you to keep your heating system in sync with your schedule, meaning right when you get home, the furnace will turn on, and when you leave for work in the morning, it will turn off. This could save you hundreds on your energy bills this winter!

5. Replace Your Air Filters

One thing you can do without the help of a professional is to change your filters every couple months. Your HVAC system depends on unobstructed airflow in order to circulate air throughout your home and save you money. However, it can’t do this when your filters are clogged with dust and other airborne allergens. You should take care to check them regularly and be sure to contact Air Control if you have any questions about finding the right size of filter, how to replace them, or if they even need to be replaced.


6. Speak With An HVAC Specialist

The most important thing you can do in early fall is to get in contact with Air Control. Our highest priority is to get your furnace running great in early fall so that by the time winter comes around, you’ll have a functioning and energy-efficient system to hold you off until next year. If you have any questions about our services, or you’re ready for us to inspect your system, give us a call today at 479-756-0199!