Fall & Winter Preventative HVAC Maintenance Tips

Autumn is here, which means that winter is right around the corner. This is the right time to ensure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit can deal with the upcoming low temperatures of the winter months. An unmaintained system will cause a spike in electricity bills, hence controlling the costs down by scheduling a system inspection in the fall itself.

Invest time into routine preventative maintenance services to keep your HVAC system working proficiently. Preventative maintenance boosts your HVAC system’s performance and will revamp its productivity. Here are some tips for fall and winter HVAC maintenance:

  • Clean Air Filters

The most important thing is to have a clean air filter while using the air conditioning unit. You should check your HVAC filter for any accumulation of dust and dirt. Dirty HVAC filters limit airflow and lower the HVAC system’s productivity, which will cause heating costs to rise in the fall and winter seasons. You must clean your air filters every month, and if you forget to clean them during summer, you should get them replaced.

  • Reprogram Thermostat

When you shift from cooling to heating, it’s advisable to reprogram the thermostat. You will save a lot of money with a programmable thermostat. You just have to ensure that it’s set correctly. Lower the thermostat temperature when you aren’t at home to save money and energy. 

  • Cover Your HVAC Unit

Cover up your unit for the fall and winter as it helps keep out debris, ice, rain, and snow. Avoid leaving your air conditioner unit uncovered during fall and winter. Taking correct preventative maintenance measures and covering it up will certainly help your unit for a long time and have it serviceable when required.

  • Schedule an HVAC Inspection

Is your HVAC system ready for the winter period? A well-kept and revamped HVAC system is proficient in its energy consumption as well as in functionality. Alpine Heating & Air Conditioning advises scheduling an inspection for your HVAC system once during the fall for the heating system and once during the spring for the cooling system. The inspection will detect any possible issues and ensure that the HVAC system is working as efficiently as possible.

  • Consider Replacing Your HVAC system

It would help if you thought about replacing your HVAC system, keeping in mind the age of your heating system and the present electricity bills. Heating systems which are more than 10 years old are only  40-60 % efficient. If your HVAC system is worn out, you should strongly consider replacing the entire HVAC system. Unit crashes are frustrating, so try to avoid them. 

Are you facing a problem with your HVAC system? If you need assistance, contact Alpine Heating & Air Conditioning to perform any HVAC service in Austin, Texas. We offer services for Air Conditioning, Heating, Indoor Air Quality, Ductless, Humidity Control Systems & De-Humidifiers, Duct Sealing, Programmable Thermostats. 

Our technicians are trained and highly qualified; hence you can be certain that your HVAC system is in safe hands. Give us a call at (512) 759-4247 or contact us through our website to learn more or schedule a service!