The fall season marks the start of a gradual drop in outdoor temperature levels as we move closer to winter. While temperatures rarely reach the freezing point in California, it’s still best to keep up with heating and air conditioning service and maintenance so you can keep your home warm and comfortable once colder weather arrives.
Unfortunately, many homeowners fall victim to a number of maintenance mishaps that do more harm than good. Let our HVAC professionals at Allison Air Conditioning share with you some common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to taking care of your heating and cooling system.
Ignoring Your Filters
The air filters that line your vents and registers play a crucial role in maintaining the quality of your indoor air. Without them, dust, mold spores and other contaminants will circulate throughout your home and cause problems that might require costly AC and heating repair. What most people don’t realize, however, is that these filters need to be changed regularly. The frequency of filter changes can vary depending on where you are, how much you’re exposed to outdoor pollution and if you have pets, but a good rule of thumb is to replace filters at least once every 90 days.
Never Getting Seasonal Tune-Ups
A lot of things can happen to your heating and cooling system over the course of a year, which is why it’s important to have a professional come and inspect your units regularly. The best times to do this are in the fall and spring when the seasons are changing and most homes are switching from cooling the house to firing up the heating system.
Changing the Settings
Adjusting your thermostat to suit your temperature preference is perfectly fine. However, our experts at Allison Air Conditioning recommend allowing your system some time to rest in between temperature changes. Rapidly switching the settings on your thermostat will not only damage it, but could also potentially cause problems with your heating or cooling unit.
We Can Help You Take Care of Your Home’s Heating and Cooling System
At Allison, we’re your trusted local HVAC maintenance, repair and installation company. Give us a call at (951) 356-4224 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Corona as well as other nearby areas in CA.