Do You Make These 7 Fall HVAC Mistakes? Here’s How to Avoid Them

Fall is a busy time for many homeowners, and as the season’s change and temperatures begin to shift it’s important to take the appropriate steps to keep your heating and cooling system working as efficiently and as error-free as possible.


Are you doing all that you can to keep your HVAC system running this fall season correctly? Keep reading to find out if you’re making these seven mistakes:

  1. Neglecting to Change Your Filter

It’s easy to forget to change your filter because they are unseen elements of your home’s HVAC system. However, just because they’re “out of sight” doesn’t mean that they should be “out of mind,” so take the time to change your vents and to begin checking your filters on a monthly basis to see if they need to be replaced.

  1. Changing Your Settings Every Day

It may make sense to change your temperature settings to accommodate for the slightest change in temperature, but it’s better to try to maintain a small range of temperature shifts over an extended period, rather than to change them every day.

Daily changes put extra pressure on your system and make it harder for it to regulate the proper indoor temperature, so put on a sweater instead of changing the thermostat every day.

  1. Using Worn-Out Systems

Old HVAC units work less efficiently than newer models do, and if you’ve been pushing an old unit to keep running instead of investing in a newer model, then you may be in for a surprise this season.

Instead of hoping that you don’t need emergency maintenance and installation services, ask a heating and cooling expert to help you choose a new unit and ensure that it is correctly installed before the season ends.

  1. Neglecting Regular Maintenance

It’s important to invest in annual inspections of your HVAC system to keep your costs low and ensure that everything is working as it should.

Not only can regular maintenance and servicing help identify issues and compromises in your system which may be costing you money, but repairs and maintenance can extend the lifetime of your system and help you stay comfortable more reliably than if your system was neglected.

  1. Never Touching Your Settings

While it’s not good practice to change your settings every day, it’s also important to be mindful of not neglecting your HVAC system’s settings entirely. We recommend that your system should sit at around 72 or 73 degrees Fahrenheit and that you change it slightly as the season’s change to accommodate accordingly.

  1. Turning Off Your Heater

It may seem like turning off your heater will save you money, but since your system has to work overtime to get back up to their maximum output level, it can damage your system to turn it on and off, and then on again.

  1. Forgetting About Your Vents

Keeping your vents clean and in proper working order can go a long way towards keeping your air clean, and your system working efficiently.

When your vents are clogged your HVAC system has to work overtime to circulate air as efficiently as it once did, which means that you’ll find yourself paying extra to have dirty and unclean air inefficiently distributed throughout your home. Instead, take the time to invest in your vents and ensure that they are working properly this season.

Staying comfortable indoors is easy when you work with a team of qualified experts. Give Plumber Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in Surprise, AZ a call today at 623-939-9421 for assistance.