While autumn has arrived on the calendar, residents in Winter Haven, Florida, are still soaking in summertime temperatures. Although the heating season starts later in the Sunshine State, you can’t afford to ignore fall HVAC maintenance. Here are four easy fall maintenance tricks to help your heating and cooling operate more efficiently.

Adjust the Ceiling Fans

In the summer, ceiling fans should rotate in a counterclockwise direction to push cool air down and create a wind chill effect. When occupying the room, the ceiling fan makes you feel cooler without you needing to lower the thermostat.

During the fall, though, adjust the ceiling fans to rotate in a clockwise direction. This will push warm air that has risen to the ceiling downward, making the room feel warmer and helping you save up to 15 percent on heating bills.

Replace the HVAC Air Filter

Ensuring your HVAC system has a clean air filter is the easiest way to protect it from damage. What’s more, a clean air filter also prevents harmful particles from continuously circulating throughout your home. If you suffer from allergies, it can even reduce severe symptoms. It’s advised that you check your filter monthly for filth. Replace it if it’s dirty.

Schedule Fall HVAC Maintenance

If you don’t feel like changing the air filter yourself, an HVAC service technician will do it during a fall maintenance appointment. Here are the other benefits of investing in maintenance, which you should also schedule in the spring:

  • Protects your equipment from damage and helps it last longer
  • Catches issues in their early stages and reduces repair costs
  • Enhances efficiency and decreases monthly energy costs
  • Improves humidity control and prevents mold growth from appearing
  • Minimizes wear and tear while maximizing heath and safety

Florida’s temperate climate doesn’t excuse you from taking care of your heating system. To schedule a fall HVAC maintenance appointment today, contact Airpliance at 863-969-9021. We’re standing by to serve you right away.