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Home Comfort Tips for Fall

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Fall is just around the corner, and you’re probably very much looking forward to shutting off your air conditioner for the season. After all, this summer was a tough one right? With our unseasonably warm temperatures, our AC systems got quite the workout.

Of course, just because it’s almost over doesn’t mean you get to stop thinking about your home comfort. There’s cooler fall weather to think about soon. While you may be looking forward to the drop in temperature, it’s still important to be prepared. And you can be, by following the tips we’ve shared below:

Take Care of Late Season AC Repairs

The end of summer is no time to ignore your air conditioner! Like we just mentioned above, our cooling systems got quite the workout this season. So if you skipped maintenance last spring or if you have an aging air conditioner, it’s time to assess its needs.

It’s actually more likely for an air conditioner to malfunction toward the end of the season than any other time. You may have noticed a drop in efficiency, strange noises, a lack of cool air, or decreased airflow. If any of these symptoms sound familiar, it’s time to give us a call. Addressing your AC repairs now will give you a peace of mind this fall.

Schedule Heating Maintenance

Speaking of peace of mind, now is the perfect time to schedule professional maintenance for your heating system! During maintenance, our technicians thoroughly inspect, clean, and adjust your thermostat to ensure that it’s operating as efficiently as possible. We also do a safety check, ensuring that your heat exchangers and gas lines are in good shape.

Heating maintenance helps your heater last longer, too. A well-maintained heater can last about 10-15 years as long as you keep up on repairs.

Check Your Insulation Needs

Did you know that good insulation will help you year round? Proper insulation prevents heat transfer. This means that heat from outside won’t get into your home during the summer, and heat from the inside won’t get out during the winter.

When we talk about insulation, we’re first talking about the actual product. Do you have sufficient insulation in your attic? How about your drywall? Has it accumulated any moisture? This could be damaging and also encourage mold growth. This is definitely something to be aware of!

We’re also talking about how well your windows and doors insulate your home!

Have New Windows and/or Doors Installed

That’s right… your windows and doors play a huge role in home insulation. If you have windows that don’t quite close all the way or doors that are even slightly crooked in their doorframe, you could be losing a lot of heat this fall. As a result, your heater will have to run longer to try to achieve the temperature you set on your thermostat, meaning it will work inefficiently. You’ll end up paying way more than you should on your utility bills.

Sunset Air is your trusted resource for all things home services, including HVAC maintenance, repairs, and window and door installation in Shelton, WA. Contact us today!

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