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6 Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips for October

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already the Fall of 2022! It’s now October, with cooler weather in the air and the holidays just around the corner. It’s the season of bonfires, football and hot cocoa. All of us at Frog Air want you to be prepared for the cooler months and enjoy a comfortable and cozy home this season.

Here are 6 things you should do this month to prepare for the fall and winter weather.

  • Change the air filter.

    Give your furnace a fresh start. Even though you may still be running the AC here and there, it’s a good idea to pop in a new, fresh filter.

  • Get a professional end-of-season AC tune-up.

    While you can do a lot on your own to wind down your AC system, it’s a good idea to have a professional HVAC technician out to preop the unit for winter. This is especially important if you neglected to get a tune-up before summer started.  A tech can also make sure nothing is leaking and discourage mildew from forming or stop a small problem before it becomes a large problem.

  • Clear the area.

    During the summer, weeds or other foliage may have grown around the unit, and it’s a good idea to clear this away from the area along with any grass clippings or leaves.  This debris can attract bugs or other critters looking to hunker down in the cooler weather.  If you are still using your AC during the warmer days, the debris could be a fire hazard. Clearing the area will keep you safe.

    Smart thermostat in Tennessee home

  • Adjust the thermostat.

    With the kids back at school the house may now be empty all day, and evenings tend to get a bit cooler.  It usually isn’t necessary to keep the same settings you had in July.  Set the temperatures to comfortable temperatures that make sense with the outside temps at different times of the day and whether people are home or not. A smart thermostat installed by Frog Air can take the hassle out of adjusting your thermostat and can help save you money in energy bills.

  • Get a professional furnace evaluation.

    If your system is older, you remodeled, added on, or you bought a new home, it may be a good idea to have a professional HVAC tech come and evaluate whether you need an updated system.  If a new system is necessary, it will likely save you quite a bit in utility costs and will ensure that you have proper heating and ventilation for your home.

  • Schedule a Fall furnace tune-up.

    Now is the time to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead.  A professional tune-up will make sure the unit is clean and running properly.  A technician will calibrate the thermostat, inspect the system and clean it, test the airflow, measure the motor voltages and tighten any electrical connections.  A tune-up will ensure the furnace runs properly and safely.  A yearly tune-up will also keep your warranty valid if you have a newer system.

Fall is here!  Before the cold weather really sets in, make sure your HVAC system is running properly. Stay warm and save money this fall and winter! Contact us today for our help in any of the above tips:

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