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Fall Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC

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As autumn leaves paint the Utah landscape with vibrant colors, you may wonder how to prepare your home for fall and ensure your HVAC system is ready for winter. Western Heating, Air & Plumbing is here to walk you through some tips you can implement immediately to better prepare yourself for the cooler temperatures ahead.

Schedule your comprehensive HVAC maintenance check with Western Heating, Air & Plumbing by calling (801) 218-2187 or contacting us online. After all, you have a partner in Western.

Programmable Thermostats: The Future of Comfort

A programmable thermostat can help you balance comfort and energy savings when setting your AC during the fall.

  • Scheduling: Set your thermostat to lower temperatures when you’re away.
  • Optimization: Use pre-programmed settings for a seasonally optimized schedule.
  • Customization: Customize your thermostat’s settings to match your daily routine.

Your Air Filter: Small But Mighty

Your air filter is key in maintaining your HVAC system’s efficiency and life span. To maximize these benefits, consider the following:

  • Inspect your air filter monthly and change it at least every three months.
  • Find the best filter for your HVAC system to achieve optimal performance.
  • Maintain your air filter to boost your system’s efficiency and extend its life span.

A Cleaner Space Is a Warmer Space: Inside and Out

Inside and out, a clean home is crucial for your HVAC system’s performance. Keep air vents and ducts clear of dust and debris to enhance air quality and help your system run efficiently. Outside, leaves, twigs, and other obstructions can hinder airflow and make the unit work harder, causing high energy costs and a shorter system life span. Keep the area around your HVAC unit tidy!

The Hidden Culprit: Air Leaks

Drafts in your home can be annoying and costly. Air leaks are a common reason for inflated heating bills. Sealing these leaks is a smart step toward a more energy-efficient home. If you’re unsure where these leaks are, a home energy audit can pinpoint areas that need attention.

Beyond Maintenance: The Upgrade Option

If you find that regular maintenance doesn’t improve the performance of your HVAC system, it might be time for an upgrade.

Benefits include:

  • Energy efficiency: Newer HVAC models are designed with energy savings in mind. These advanced systems consume less power, which can substantially reduce your energy bills over time.
  • Smart features: Many modern systems come equipped with intelligent technology like smart thermostats and zoning capabilities offering fine-tuned temperature control.
  • Better air quality: Upgraded models often include improved filtration and ventilation options, enhancing your home’s indoor air quality.
  • Reliability: A newer system is less likely to break down, ensuring peace of mind and reducing the risk of unexpected repair costs.

As you weigh the pros and cons of your current HVAC system, Western can provide expert guidance tailored to your specific needs and circumstances to help you make the right choice for your home.

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