Attractions in Santa Barbara like Shoreline Park and the Cabrillo Bike Path encourage residents of this city to spend time outdoors as much as possible. Good quality air is imperative, and the region has it in abundance. When you’re indoors, you’ll also need to have good air quality. That’s why you want to keep your HVAC systems in great shape. This is how to prepare them for the fall.
Have It Serviced by Experts
Experts like our technicians know exactly how to work with HVAC systems. A fall tune-up is a great way to spot issues with your systems. Over the summer, the need to keep your home cool can take a toll on all parts of your heating and cooling units. This is why you’ll want to get in touch with technicians who know all about air conditioning maintenance, replacement, and repair. At this time of the year, you can invite us over to have a look at the HVAC systems you have in person.
Your Air Filters
Air filters are one of the best ways to keep your home’s air breathable. Over time, your air filters can become clogged. Dust and dirt from the beach and mountains can build up inside the filters. This is why it’s a good idea to have them examined during the fall. Cleaning the air filter allows the HVAC unit to function more effectively.
Clean the AC Compressor
The AC compressor is a critical part of your HVAC system. It needs to be cleaned at least once a year. Do this by turning off the power to your unit before you begin. Then it’s time to clear the area. Remove any accumulated dust and other items like twigs and leaves. Keep in mind that dirt from other people’s yards may wind up in your compressor. You might also find nests that have been made by local wildlife. That also needs to be cleared out. Use a stream of water to hose off the entire unit.
Remove Window Units
Many Santa Barbara homes have central air conditioning. Others may have window units. As summer slides into fall, it’s time to look closely at all the window units you have in your home. These units need to be carefully examined at least once a year. That allows you to see if there’s a missing part or any other issues. It also makes it easy to clean the units. You’ll want to clean all parts of the window units. Then it’s time to remove them and store them until next year.
Your HVAC systems need to be working in order to protect your home this fall. Get in touch with our technicians at Crocker Refrigeration, Heating & Air for additional help preparing your home for fall.