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Transitioning your HVAC unit from Summer to Fall

September 20, 2018

The Summer heat can be pretty persistent, but Autumn is just around the corner.  The crisp air and the fall leaves upon us, its time to start thinking about transitioning your air conditioning unit from summer functions to fall and winter.

However, it’s not as simple as just turning off your air conditioning unit.  The best thing to do is to ease your home and your air conditioning into the next season.  Here are some helpful tips to help make the switch as smooth as possible.

Use Fans and Open Windows
Now that the heat is starting to die down, you can turn the air conditioning unit to a lower setting.  Once this has been done, start using your ceiling fans a bit more and opening up your windows.  Not only will this take a burden off your air condition unit, but it will also allow you to air out your house, and get it smelling like those crisp fall leaves.

Close your Blinds
Even though this is more of a Summer tactic to help take the strain off your air conditioner, it works for all seasons.  About 25% of your home’s hot and cool air is lost through small cracks and holes, which means curtains and blinds are a great way to help save energy.  Not only will they help the hot hair out, but they also help by keeping the cool air in.

Turn the Air Conditioning off at Night
The days seem to be getting more milder as we approach October, the nights will become even cooler.  This is a great time of year to save energy but turning off your air conditioning unit at night.  Open some windows and leave a few fans on to help circulate the cool nights' air and you will wake up in a home that feels fresh and cool without breaking the bank!

Schedule Maintenance
Many people do not think that they need to service their HVAC systems, but it is imperative that you have maintenance at least twice a year.  This is the perfect time during these few transition months that you can call you have your HVAC system inspected.  Not only should you have your air condition unit expected, but you should also have your furnace looked at as well.  It is important that you can repair any damage that has happened to your heating system before the cold weather of winter starts to pick up!

If you are not sure where to being with transitioning your HVAC system to the autumn months, give us a call and we will be happy to assist you with any questions!

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