6 Tips for Preparing Your Home & HVAC System for Fall


While summer is still upon us and we take the time to soak up the long days of warm sun, it’s not too early to prepare for the upcoming season change. Preparing your home for fall is more than just getting decorations out. There are a few steps that you’ll want to take to prepare your home for the shorter days, brisker nights, and of course, getting your HVAC system ready for the temperature change.

At Tindall & Ranson, we have six tips to help you prepare your home and HVAC system for fall. Whether you need HVAC repair or maintenance, we’re here to help.

Inspect & Clean Your HVAC System

One of the most important things to do as the seasons change is clean and check your HVAC system to ensure that it’s operating smoothly. It’s a great time to change the filter out to ensure that the air coming in is clean and is able to efficiently blow through the vents.

Test Your System

Before it’s time to turn up the heat, you’ll want to be sure that the unit will heat properly for when the chilly nights roll in. It’s a good idea to test the system by adjusting the thermostat a few degrees higher. While holding your hand at the vent, you’ll be able to tell if the air blowing through is warmer; a good way to confirm that your system works efficiently.

Find & Seal Leaks

It can be a frustrating experience when you’re heating your home, but you also lose out on warm air due to leaks. It’s always a good idea to check windows, vents, and doors to see if there’s any leaks that will cause warm air to blow out and cold air to come in. Using caulking or weatherstrips can help you prevent the loss of warm air during the chillier seasons.

Clean and Adjust Your Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are a great way to circulate air throughout the rooms in your home. However, switching of the direction of your fan can help you ensure that your home is properly heated. This helps create an updraft, which can help ensure that the living space is properly warmed and the “heat rises” aspect is effectively combatted.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor unit, it may need some cleaning. Weather and nature can cause a variety of issues like leaves, twigs, and debris from getting into the fan. There’s also vegetation and weeds to trim to help prevent airflow restriction.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

One way that you can ensure that your HVAC system is operating smoothly this fall is by contacting HVAC professionals to inspect your system. They’ll be able to check the units in your home for any damage or wear, and they’ll be able to provide the HVAC repair if needed. You can rest easy knowing that your HVAC unit is ready to make your home comfortable in the fall.

Contact Tindall & Ranson to Prepare for Fall

If you’re interested in preparing your home for fall, contact us! We’ll be able to inspect your systems, provide tips, and help you with HVAC maintenance to ensure a comfortable temperature in your home amidst the chilling weather outside.

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