Soon the winter months will be here, but there are still some hot autumn days that you will still need to have the air conditioning on. This also means that there is maintenance that still needs to be done, as well as preparing for the cold winter months ahead. The following tips will help with the autumn AC maintenance that needs to be done and prepare your home for the cold winter months ahead:
Continue with The Routine Filter Changes and Inspection of Your AC Unit
First, you want to make sure that you regularly change the filters of your AC. This is something that you should do at the beginning and end of the autumn season to ensure that there are no problems with airflow, alien particles, and allergens getting in your home. It may even be a good idea to invest in a cleanable air filter for your AC and service it more frequently when particles and airborne allergens are more of a problem.
Cleaning the AC Unit When It Becomes Cluttered with Leaves and Tree Debris
During the autumn months, one of the problems that you may have when you need to use your air conditioner is leaves and tree debris getting in the unit. This clutter can cause damage to parts like the fan motor and condensing coils, as well as cause the unit to become dirty. Keep the autumn debris out of your AC unit to avoid problems with your air conditioner that can lead to costly repairs.
Dealing with Unexpected Autumn Heatwaves and AC Components Freezing Before They Are Serviced
Another problem that you may have with your AC is the components freezing before you have a chance to service the unit. This is often due to dust and debris from trees, which cause condensation to form and freeze on the components. If your AC is having freezing problems turn it off to allow it to thaw and then call for service to deal with the problem before it causes serious damage to your system.
Winterizing Your AC When Heat Has Passed and Preparing Your Heating For Colder Weather Ahead
Another problem that you will have to deal with during the autumn months is winterizing your AC for winter. Make sure to clean the unit, clean out the condensation lines, and cover it if you choose to for the winter months. In addition, make sure to change the filter for the furnace, check the heating system and adjust the dampers for your ducts to prepare your home for heating during cold winter days.
These are some autumn maintenance tips to help you through the last of the hot weather and prepare your home for the cold winter ahead. If you need help with AC maintenance and repairs, contact an HVAC service for help with the maintenance and repairs that need to be done during hot autumn weather and to prepare for the cold winter. For more information, contact a company like Nathan's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.