How To Get Your Home Ready For Fall

The first day of autumn is just three short days away! It seems like just yesterday we were discussing energy-saving tips for the summer — pretty soon we’ll be reminding you how to turn on your furnace and not spike up your heating bills.

With the cooler temperatures creeping in, it’s time to get your home ready to be heated for the next few months. Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

1. Check and Change Your HVAC Filters

Dirty furnace and air filters can cause serious issues with your HVAC system. If you don’t clean your air filters, you will most likely end up seeing your utility bills skyrocket. Why? Because now your system has to work harder to adequately and efficiently heat and cool your home.

You should check your furnace and air filters every one to three months. For homeowners who suffer from allergies or have pets, change your filters even more frequently.

2. Seal Air Leaks

Another reason you may have high utility bills is from air leaks. Weatherstripping and sealing air leaks will help prevent drafts and decrease energy waste in your home.

3. Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Take a walk outside and check your outdoor unit for any damage or debris (i.e., leaves, twigs, rocks, etc.). You’ll want to remove any debris to ensure there’s proper airflow to your system and your home.

4. Check Your Alarms and Detectors

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are a necessity to your home and your wellbeing. Replace the batteries and call a technician if you notice that your system isn’t working properly.

5. Invest in a Whole-Home Air Filtration System

If your home doesn’t have one already, invest in an air filtration system. Unless you have a proper system in place, your indoor air is prone to contamination from toxic chemicals and air pollutants. One of our technicians can help you choose the right solution for your indoor air quality, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

5. Program Your Thermostat

We may not witness seasonal changes like the East Coast does, but homeowners in Houston, Texas still see various weather patterns. That’s where a programmable thermostat comes in handy. Based on the outside temperature and if you are home or not, your thermostat can schedule the temperature in your home accordingly.

6. Schedule a Maintenance Checkup

The best way you can prepare your home and your HVAC system for the fall is to call a professional for a checkup.

Contact AirCon Service Company

While cold days in Houston are few, winters can still get pretty chilly especially at night. If your furnace is broken or not as efficient as before, AirCon Service Company can help. We offer a full range of HVAC Services in Houston, from heating system tune-ups to replacement and installation.

Our team has extensive experience in servicing different types of heaters including:

  • Electric and gas furnaces

  • Boilers and radiant heating systems

  • Heat pumps and other hybrid heaters

At AirCon Service Company, providing exceptional customer service combined with the very best air conditioning and heating services is what we do day in and day out. And we’ve been doing it that way for more than 40 years. We are a proud recipient of BBB’s Pinnacle Award and Award of Excellence. We are also an Angie’s List Super Service awardee and a long-time Nexstar member. No matter what your particular heating and cooling needs are, you can be sure that you are getting only excellent services.

Contact AirCon Service Company at (281) 823-8771 today to schedule an appointment. Don’t forget to check out our online specials also!