Every year, when the summer time weeks begin to bleed into the fall weeks, I begin to prep my HVAC program for the seasonal change.
In a matter of weeks, this region goes through a major temperature shift and I like to have my a/c program and heating system prepared.
The first thing I do is hire an HVAC professional to come service my entire HVAC system. The HVAC professional is responsible for inspecting the unit to make sure everything is working respectfully and they also do some light tuning where needed. It’s essential for me to have an HVAC tune up while the two of us were in this time because it ensures that my HVAC unit is running as it should be. It’s the single best thing I can do to improve the lifespan of both my heating system and air conditioner. This year, along with hiring the HVAC professional, I’ve also decided to go around and reseal the doors and windows. This is something I do every other year because my home is old and there are a lot of cracks that let the air escape. Even though I have a wonderful HVAC program that runs efficiently, it’s inefficient for me to leave the cracks unsealed because it creates more labor for my HVAC system. Sealing the doors and windows takes an entire day, but it’s a relatively easy job. I can get the sealant and tools from the hardware store and save the leftover materials for the next time. Doing this has made a substantial difference in my HVAC efficiency.