As the official end of summer draws near, Georgia residents are looking forward to slightly cooler weather and a chance to turn off their air conditioners for a bit and lower their energy bills. Of course, if you want to keep those energy bills low, then you’ll want to think about how well you’re maintaining your air conditioner.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about scheduling a heating maintenance appointment! But that doesn’t mean you should ignore your air conditioner. Read on as we uncover our fall HVAC checklist for Georgia residents to keep your air conditioner in great shape so you can rely on it when you need it next spring.
Fall Checklist to Improve HVAC Performance
The ultimate goal of professional HVAC maintenance is to help you avoid sudden breakdowns. Not only are they incredibly inconvenient, but they can be costly, too. And in a place like Georgia, we could need our air conditioners at a moment’s notice–so wouldn’t you want yours to be prepared? Your heater needs care too, to ensure it’s ready for however briefly you might need it. Without further ado, here is our fall HVAC maintenance checklist!
Clean Around Your Outdoor AC Unit: Have you ever paid attention to how much debris can collect around your outdoor AC unit? This can include lawn clippings and lawn mulch, tree branches, twigs, leaves, and more. All this debris can settle on and around the outdoor condenser unit and create airflow resistance. When airflow is restricted, your air conditioner has to run longer to try to achieve the desired temperature on your thermostat, and this ends up exacerbating wear and tear, plus raising your energy bills.
Change the HVAC Air Filters: The air filters in both your air conditioner and your heater have a very important job, but it’s probably not what you think. Most people assume the air filter is in place to protect their indoor air quality. But these standard air filters are actually tasked with keeping debris out of the interior components of your HVAC systems. If the air filter gets too clogged up with debris though, then it will restrict airflow and create the same problems we described above.
Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Working As It Should: Check out your thermostat. Is your air conditioner cycling on and off as it should, in alignment with the temperature you have set on the thermostat? If it seems warmer than you think it should be, it can be for many reasons, but a miscalibrated thermostat could definitely be the cause. And if you have a heat pump, you want to make sure your thermostat is able to switch it from cooling to heating mode. If it fails at doing so, it’s time to call a pro!
Have Your Ductwork Checked: You can actually lose up to 30% of the conditioned air going through your ductwork through small pinhole leaks and tears. This ductwork damage occurs due to wear and tear, but it’s not something you should ignore. Ignoring this issue could leave you with an inefficient AC or heater, and higher than necessary energy bills.
Schedule Professional Maintenance! During your professional maintenance tune-up, our technicians witll thoroughly inspect your systems for any signs of repair needs, comprehensively clean it, and adjust components that need it. This all helps your home comfort systems operate as efficiently and effectively as possible, for as long as possible.
When You Hire Dayco for Your HVAC Maintenance
In addition to helping your air conditioner and heating systems perform at their best, when you have maintenance done by the team and Dayco, you can count on a number of additional benefits. These range from discounts on repairs and 24-hour priority scheduling, to a lifetime guarantee on repairs. Professional maintenance also helps you maintain the warranty on your systems!
Ask about our VIP Club Maintenance Plan, and get peace of mind that your systems will perform at their best all season long, for the years to come.