Fall has already given a ''Hey there" signal. Now that the children have gone to school and there is relatively lesser workload, this is the best time to prepare your system to fall and consequently for winter. September is the time to make some major changes to your system and also to make some big HVAC decisions. So here's what you should be doing in September and early October.

Replacement - Does your system need it?  

Every year, many homeowners plan to replace their years old HVAC units but then the huge figure of a several thousand dollar expense comes in the way that makes them change their minds. The same scenario keeps on repeating. But did you know, this postponing can actually cost you in very dangerous figures? Using outdated appliances is one of the reasons behind the HVAC accidents that take place. And if that worst scenario does not take place, the rise in energy bills and compromised efficiency is a must faced consequence. So this fall, let the nightmares of expense be put aside and think seriously about whether your system needs a replacement. An average lifespan of a Furnace is 15-20 years. If your system has already completed 20 years and it's an old model that keeps on seeking repairs, yes! it does need to be replaced. But in case, you are unsure of replacement, consider taking a professional's help to decide whether this fall is the time for your Furnace to go away or not. But do it!

Must maintenance to do's 

And you know quite well what are the must maintenance to do's. Change the filters, thoroughly clean registers of supply and return vents and give a thorough cleaning to your Furnace unit as well if you have a previous experience of doing so else, call a professional for help. As said, September and October is the best time to get your system ready by sufficing for all its basic needs. One reason why this time is the best time is that later on, as the climate gets colder, the HVAC needs escalate and everyone starts to call professionals. In such a rush, it is difficult to get an appointment. So yes! Do it now!

Reset Thermostat and Refill CO detector 

Since the temperature needs change in autumn, you need to reset your Thermostat if it is a programmable thermostat with limited programming features. Even a Smart Thermostat needs to be reset so that it gets to know of your new routines and needs. Other than that, don't forget to change the batteries of your CO detector and in case you have not installed one already, get it installed as early as possible. HVAC fires are among the most reported HVAC accidents in winters and they occur mostly in the absence of the CO detector. So yes once again! Get it installed, Now!
Are you ready for winter? What Autumn HVAC to do's have you performed already? And hey! Do you have a CO detector installed?

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