With fall officially here, the weather will get chilly. With colder temperatures on the horizon, it’s a good time to get your HVAC system prepared. That way, you can stay comfortable and avoid any issues with your furnace. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Clean the outside area of debris.
You might be weeding and mowing regularly in the summer, but when the autumn leaves start falling, you’ll need to make sure no leaves or other debris accumulate on or around the heating system. This protects it from damage, and also ensures nothing gets in the way of keeping it running efficiently. And, clutter or debris causes it to work harder to run, and that strains the machine and could increase your utility bills.

Have your system professionally tuned-up.
Professional HVAC maintenance is important. We clean and inspect the system thoroughly during these appointments. If we notice anything amiss, we’ll talk to you  and make sure things get fixed quickly. Small problems can turn into big headaches. When you turn on your heating system for the first time this year, you don’t want hidden problems! If there are, you could be in for an expensive repair or even a complete system breakdown. That could translate to repairs, but maybe even a replacement that you weren’t budgeting for.

Replace your thermostat.
Most people don’t think about their thermostat. However, your thermostat plays a big role, and it works hand in hand with your home’s heating system to keep you comfortable. Upgrading your thermostat to one that’s programmable is a great thing to do for your home this fall. And, programmable thermostats can save up to 20% in energy usage each year.

At Specialty Heating and Cooling, you can count on our superior customer service and outstanding reputation for quality workmanship and great products. Call us today to get your maintenance appointment booked or to learn more about installing a new furnace system this year. We look forward to serving you and helping you stay comfortable all year long.

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