October 13, 2022
Woman Warming up in Portland, OR

Autumn is here, and slowly but surely, temperatures will start dropping. Here are some tips on preparing your HVAC system for the cooler weather.

Tip #1: Ensure your thermostat is working optimally.

How old is your thermostat? Maybe you’ve never thought about the importance it plays in your home’s overall comfort. Now is a great time to replace your current thermostat with a programmable thermostat. These regulate the temperature in your home day and night – even if you’re not there. All you need to do is set your desired temperature based on your schedule. That’s it. For example, if you plan on being away at work for the day, program the thermostat to turn down a bit, then set it to turn back up before you get home. This not only saves energy, but it will ensure you stay comfortable all season long.

Tip #2: Make sure the outside unit is clean.

Summer grass clippings and falling leaves or tree branches from autumn may mean that your outdoor heating system unit has debris around it. Make sure to keep things swept clean and away from your system as much as possible. This not only protects the outside area from damage, but it also helps keep the system running smoothly and as efficiently as it can. When there is clutter and debris on the top of the unit, it has to work hard to do its job, and debris can make its way into the inside, causing problems later down the road.

Tip #3: Schedule a professional HVAC tune-up.

Just like your car needs regular oil changes, your furnace needs checkups, too. Professional maintenance on your furnace system ensures it will operate more efficiently. That translates to saving money on utility bills and more money in your pocket. Regular maintenance also allows our experienced technicians to diagnose any issues before they become a full-blown headache. It can be very frustrating and stressful to have an expensive repair to take care of. With professional maintenance, we can point out any problem spots and get them fixed quickly. Overall, regular HVAC tune-ups will prolong the life of your system and keep it operating for many years to come.

Tip #4: Contact the Professionals.

Call our team at Climate Control today to schedule your preventative maintenance appointment or to talk to us about installing a new furnace or programmable thermostat. We have a variety of products that will fit your budget, and you can trust our expertise to get the job done right. We look forward to working with you!

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