As the days grow shorter and the nights become cooler, it becomes obvious that summer is winding down.  Along with preparing for everything the new season has in store, you should also transition your HVAC system. Both consumer and commercial HVAC systems will work more efficiently and have a longer life by following the tips listed below.

Schedule a Professional Tune-Up

The transition from summer to fall represents an ideal opportunity to schedule a professional tune-up for your HVAC system. A professional technician can make adjustments so that your system runs as efficiently as possible while maintaining indoor comfort. A professional checkup can also uncover hidden dangers, such as electrical shorts before they cause serious damage. Having a tune-up at the end of the season means your system will be ready for a seamless transition from cooling to heating.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat represents an instant upgrade to any HVAC system. Installing a programmable thermostat provides 24-hour control over the indoor temperatures in each room of your home or business, allowing you to adjust the temperature based on the time of day or how much use a room gets. The money invested in a programmable thermostat will pay dividends immediately by enhancing indoor comfort and lowering your utility bills.

Change the HVAC Filter

During the summer months, an HVAC system works hard. Whether in a home or a commercial setting, it’s inevitable that the filter will collect dust and debris along with cooling hot summer blasts. Changing the HVAC filter allows your system to work more efficiently, and it’s one of the most inexpensive, yet important, maintenance actions you can take.

Check Doors, Windows and Vents

Along with preparing your HVAC system for cooler temps, check doors and windows for gaps and cracks. Sealing exposed areas around windows, door frames, and vents minimizes drafts and helps your HVAC system work more efficiently year round – which translates into money saved on utility bills.

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If you have questions about maintaining your HVAC system or transitioning from summer to fall, give us a call. Our experts at Aztec Mechanical are here to help!