Important Tips for Fall HVAC Care
With the chilly El Paso air enveloping the city, the fall festivities are in full swing. Fall and winter jackets that laid dormant since early spring are making an appearance, and tricks and treats can be found everywhere you go. However, it’s also a time of year where HVAC has to make the crucial shift from cooling to heating, which can be jarring for your home’s HVAC system.
If your system hasn’t been regularly maintained, then it’s at a greater risk of experiencing issues or even total failure. Every season, we get calls from distressed El Pasoans who’ve had disastrous HVAC problems, some that could have been easily prevented. Here at Omega, we want everyone’s systems to make it through the season, so we compiled a few key tips for staying warm this fall and winter.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
The quickest and easiest way to make sure that your system survives the season is by scheduling regular maintenance before something happens. Our technicians at Omega have a robust checklist that they use to ensure that every single component of your equipment is running smoothly.
Check Vents For Dust and Debris
One of the main culprits of a drop in efficiency is the accumulation of dust and debris. Even a small amount of dust can reduce your system’s efficiency by 10% or more! This happens because the coil and blower motor needs to be clean to have the most impact. In a desert city, debris is a prevalent issue, meaning vents need to be checked regularly.
Keeping Your Outdoor Units Clean
In much the same vein as your vents, your outdoor unit needs to stay clean as well. While falling leaves aren’t as much an issue in El Paso as in other places, the outdoor units can still have issues if neglected for long periods of time. If you let things like dirt and sticks pile up on your unit unimpeded, you may need repairs sooner than you’d like.
Take A Look At Your Thermostat
Thermostats can be easy to forget about, but a defective or miscalibrated one can mean higher energy bills and less accurate temperature readings than normal. Like the other issues, a thermostat that’s not working properly can do some long-term damage. Have a professional check your thermostat to make sure everything is working as planned.
Choose Omega Electrical For Your Fall HVAC Needs
If you want to ensure that your HVAC is running all season and all year long, Omega can help. Our expert technicians have decades of experience in HVAC, and can efficiently and reliably maintain your systems throughout the year. Give us a call today to set up an inspection!