After a long summer of excessive heat, the Valley of the Sun is finally starting to cool down. Before you know it, you’ll be able to change the thermostat setting from cool to heat when morning and evening temperatures begin to drop. That means it’s the right time to get your HVAC system in tip-top shape for the cooler months ahead. We’ve put together a short list of items to check off.
Replace the Air Filter
The first place to start is by replacing the air filter. During monsoon season, Arizona’s dust storms bring high volumes of dust and debris which can end up coating your HVAC air filter. This simple task will only take a few minutes and will provide cleaner indoor air. If there are pets or any family members with respiratory issues, replace them with MERV 11 and up or Filtrete 1500 and up air filters.
Change Thermostat Settings
If you have a traditional thermostat, flip the setting from cool to heat. For thermostats that are programmable or smart, you can change the setting over to either cool and heat or heat only. Sometimes fall weather can be warm enough that you’ll want a bit of air conditioning for short periods of time. You’ll notice a rapid decrease in energy costs on your next utility bill now that lower morning and night time temperatures are keeping it much cooler inside your house.
Check Outside the HVAC System
You’ll want to walk around your outdoor HVAC system to see if summer storms have impacted the exterior system. Remove branches, dead vegetation, debris, and gravel that can potentially obstruct the vitally important HVAC blower, condenser coils, and evaporator fins and coils.
Bruce’s certified technicians recommend twice-yearly servicing for your air conditioner, heater, and ductwork. Regular maintenance keeps your HVAC system running smoothly all year long with a thorough inspection. You’ll want to ensure that your furnace or heat pump is working efficiently, ready to heat your home for colder weather ahead. Don’t skip on scheduling this vital servicing. You don’t want to be left out in the cold because of a system breakdown during winter.
Call Bruce’s for a Fall Tune Up
Now that you’ve checked off all the boxes, it’s time to call Bruce’s today to schedule your fall tune up. Don’t wait. Call your locally owned HVAC professionals at 480-968-5652. We’ll make certain your home will be prepared for cooler weather ahead as the Valley of the Sun leader in preventive heating and cooling maintenance.