Preparing Your HVAC for Fall

Fall is right around the corner and that means cooler weather, the holiday season, and lots of delicious food. Fall is a beautiful time of year and the cooler weather will be welcomed after such a hot summer. But with the cooler weather comes the need to stay indoors more often and it also means switching to heat. So what are some things that you can do to help prepare your HVAC for fall? Check out some tips below! 

You may be wondering why it’s important to prepare your HVAC for the fall weather and that’s okay! We believe that it’s important to prepare your HVAC unit so that you can smoothly transition from using the AC to using the heat. Taking precautions and a couple of extra steps can help ensure that your HVAC continues to work efficiently. It can also be a great time to catch any small problems with your HVAC before they become serious issues. Now let’s get to those preparation tips!

Take the time to do some seasonal cleaning 

One of the best ways that you can prepare not only your HVAC but your entire home for the change in weather is to do a deep cleaning. Taking some time to clean your home can help make the transition to more inside time easier for everyone. It can be especially useful in combating those pesky fall allergies. Here are some things that you should focus on in your cleaning. 

  • The outdoor HVAC units — Spend some time raking up leaves and clearing debris from around the outsides of your units. 
  • The air filters — Replace or clean your air filter every month but especially as the seasons change. 
  • The air ducts — Wipe down the ducts in your home to prevent dust and dirt from being distributed across your home.
  • General home — Wipe down surfaces, doors, and windows to help keep those fall allergens out of your home. 

Let your HVAC unit adjust 

Just like anything else that hasn’t been used in several months your heating system needs to get warmed up. If you can, you should try to slowly transition from AC to heat so that your heating unit can have time to start working properly. A great way to do this is to turn the heat on low on days or nights where it gets much cooler. This will allow your system to work its way back up to optimal speed and efficiency when it’s time to fully transition. 

Do your seasonal maintenance

Getting your preventative maintenance as the seasons transition is incredibly important to keeping your HVAC unit healthy and efficient. Having a professional come out and inspect your system as you switch to heat can help reduce the risk of problems arising later. A professional can ensure that your AC is turned off properly and your heat is on properly. Miller’s experts are happy to come out and assist you with this process! 

Consider an upgrade 

The change in seasons may also be a great time to consider changing your HVAC system. It may be time to upgrade the HVAC system so that it can take the best care of you and your family. A newer unit can be more efficient, eco-friendly, and cost-effective. If you’re interested in considering an upgrade, the Miller’s team is happy to discuss the process with you! 

We hope that these preparations will help keep you and your family comfortable as the seasons change. Miller’s family wants you to know that we’re always available to help with your HVAC needs. If you’re ready to make the switch to heat you can give us a call at (804) 758-4314. We can’t wait to show you the Miller’s Difference! 

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