Fall is almost here in Southern California and even though we still have warm weather during the day, it’s possible that many people will be using their heaters during the night. This is why everyone who lives in SOCAL should take steps now to get their HVAC’s ready for fall and winter by following these tips.
Step 1: Check and replace your air filters
If it’s been over 90 days, you should replace your air conditioner and furnace air filters because they literally are the “lungs” of your home ventilation system and should be replaced at least every 3 months to ensure that your systems can function normally.
Step 2: Clean your outdoor unit
Has it been a while since you cleaned up around your outside unit? If so, take the time to remove any weeds, grass, trash or debris around it. You should also clean your outside unit of any dirt or dust that’s accumulated since you last inspected it and visually inspect the inside of your outdoor unit to make sure that no debris has found its way into the unit.
Step 3: Clean your air ducts and vents
Your air ducts and vents should be cleaned at least every 90 days because this will ensure the best indoor air quality possible.
During the process of cleaning your air ducts and vents, we can also inspect your ductwork for possible leaks and also check your furnace burners or blowers to verify that they are functioning at optimal capacity.
Step 4: Program your thermostat
Last of all, you should program your thermostat as well, ideally, it should not be set higher than 78 during the day and 68 during the night so that everyone in your home stays comfortable.
Contact Air Care Heating & Air Conditioning
To learn more about things you can do to get your HVAC ready for fall or to speak with us about the services we can offer you, contact us today by calling (949) 446-1606 or click here to connect with us online.