As the summer season winds down, you should start preparing your home for the next few months. This includes making sure your HVAC system is ready for fall. The trusted heating and air conditioning at J & M Heating & Air Conditioning share what you need to do:
Clean Your Heating System Thoroughly
Before using your furnace, be sure to have it cleaned first since it has been a long time since you used it. It may have accumulated a lot of dirt and debris since the last heating season, which can affect its performance if you suddenly start it up again.
Check the Electrical Connections
During your end-of-summer inspection, you’ll also need to check if your heating and air conditioning unit’s electrical system is working correctly. Even if it looks relatively intact, some parts may be malfunctioning, especially if you recently experienced a power outage. Other affected components include a faulty thermostat, blown fuse, or even a bad capacitor. Never attempt to DIY the repairs to avoid causing accidental damage and leave it to the professionals instead!
Check the Air Filter
A dirty filter will force your HVAC system to work harder to pump more air and maintain indoor temperatures. This leads to more energy consumption and higher utility bills. At the same time, the dirty filter won’t effectively keep out the outdoor pollutants, which means poor indoor air quality. On the other hand, a clean and newly-replaced filter can reduce your system’s energy consumption by around five to 15% while also maintaining cleaner air quality. Don’t forget: before fall begins you shouldn’t forget to clean or replace your HVAC air filter!
You don’t have to look further for a heating and air conditioning service contractor. J & M Air Conditioning & Heating offers top-notch heating and cooling services for homeowners in Hemet, CA, and the surrounding communities. Call us at (951) 654 3464 if you live in San Jacinto or (760) 253-9631 if you’re in Palm Desert. You can also fill out our convenient online request form to get started!