Believe it or not, we are starting our descent into autumn (let that sink in for a second). Now, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Although it has been a relatively mild summer for Iowa, we still have likely 6-8 more weeks of hot weather before the season truly starts to change. However, it is never too early to start thinking about getting your house and your HVAC unit ready for the fall. Before the humidity and temperature levels drop, here are some things you can do to get your HVAC unit in tip-top shape.

Swap Out Furnace Filters

Your furnace has most likely been sitting unused since the end of March. During that time, the filter has been gathering dust and particles from around your house. Much like the filter of a car, a dirty furnace filter can be harmful to your HVAC system and even the health of your family. During the fall and winter seasons, you should swap out a furnace filter every 75-90 days. If you have an animal or multiple animals in your home, you should swap it out every 30-60 days.

Have Your HVAC Vents Cleaned

To properly ensure that the air quality in your home is up to par, have an experienced HVAC Technician from Wyckoff Heating & Cooling come to your residency and clean your air ducts. This will assure that the air blown throughout your HVAC unit is not being mixed in with dust and allergens that can cause asthma and other respiratory issues.

Maintain The Area Around Your Air Conditioner

Now that we are deep into summer, plants have fully bloomed and are usually as big as they will ever get. Make sure that branches and leaves from bushes and trees are not clogging up your air conditioning unit in your Iowa home. A good rule of thumb is to allow roughly 2-3 feet of space around your air conditioner unit for it to properly circulate air.

Get HVAC Unit Planned Service

Before the seasons have a noticeable shift in weather, it’s wise to have a technician inspect your unit for assurance. Wyckoff Heating & Cooling hires top notch HVAC Technicians from around the state of Iowa with a diligent background check. We provide our Peace of Mind Planned Service year round to keep your HVAC unit running smooth for as little as $14/month. If you need HVAC repair or replacement for your home, get in contact with us today! We look forward to helping you with whatever needs you are looking to resolve.