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Fall into Comfort: Essential HVAC Upkeep for Homeowners

By Air Conditioning, Heating, helpful tips

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperatures start to drop, it’s about the right time to transition your home from the scorching heat of summer to the cozy comfort of fall. Your HVAC system plays a crucial role in maintaining a comfortable indoor environment during this season of change. Here are some essential HVAC upkeep tips that every homeowner should consider as autumn approaches.

Change Your Air Filters: One of the simplest yet most effective ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently is by regularly changing the air filters.

Over the summer, these filters can become clogged with dust and debris, making it harder for your system to circulate air. A clean filter ensures better indoor air quality and reduces strain on your HVAC unit.

Schedule a Professional Tune-Up: Before the cold weather sets in, it’s always a good idea to schedule a professional HVAC tune-up.

A certified technician like us at Hauck Brothers can inspect and clean your system, making any necessary adjustments to ensure its operating at peak efficiency. This not only keeps your home comfortable but also helps save on energy bills down the line. If you haven’t already, sign up for a maintenance plan to ensure these tune-ups are already on the docket for your family.

Check Your Thermostat Settings: Review your thermostat settings and consider switching from cooling to heating mode when the timing is right for your area and comfort level.

Additionally, invest in a programmable thermostat if you haven’t already done so. This allows you to set specific temperature schedules for different times of the day, optimizing your HVAC system’s performance.

Seal Any Leaks: Inspect your home for drafts around doors and windows. Seal any gaps or cracks to prevent warm air from escaping and cold drafts from entering. Proper insulation will help your HVAC system maintain a consistent temperature indoors.

As fall approaches, your comfort is our priority. Ensure your HVAC system is ready for the season. Reach out to us for a professional inspection or tune-up today, and stay cozy until warmer weather rolls around again.

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Summer is coming, is your HVAC system ready

Summer is coming, is your HVAC system ready?

By Air Conditioning, Cooling, helpful tips, Maintenance, Residential, Summer

Summers in Ohio can be extremely hot, and downright uncomfortable at times. Utilize these tips to help keep you and your family comfortable throughout the Summer.

 

  1. Change Your Furnace Filter
    This is one of the simplest, and most important things you can do to help keep your system clean and in working order. Air debris and pollen this time of year in Ohio is rampant, so keeping your filter clean is imperative.
  2. Invest in Low-Energy Fans
    Low-energy fans can help circulate air-conditioned air throughout your home. By using fans with lower energy consumption, HVAC systems can operate more efficiently and maintain a comfortable indoor environment without wasting energy.
  3. Clean Around Your Outside AC Unit
    Make sure your AC unit is free of debris, and overgrown grass and weeds. Keeping the outside unit as clean and clear as possible helps circulate air correctly and will help your unit last much longer.
  4. Utilize Surge Protectors
    Surge protectors are a must with Ohio’s thunderstorms and severe weather during the summer months. If you have a portable AC unit, air purifier or fans, they should all be plugged into a surge protector in case of a power surge. In the long run, these cost-effective tools may save you lots of money on replacement equipment.
  5. Sign Up for a Maintenance Plan
    Maintenance plans help to ensure your HVAC equipment is in good working order and ready for the hot summer months ahead. With a maintenance plan, a trained technician will inspect and clean the various components of your HVAC system on a regular basis and identify any potential issues before they become major problems.

If you need any help with general upkeep or if you’d like a tune-up or any other service to prepare for Summer, contact us today to schedule an appointment! Not sure if we service your area? Check out our service area here.