Ultimate Guide To Heating & Cooling For Fall

Posted on: Oct 24, 2019

Keeping your home comfortable during the fall season requires you to have a functioning heating system. You need to ensure that your HVAC is in excellent condition and can work well during autumn and winter. Repairing the system and maintaining it during autumn ensures that it will remain in great shape and not break down. The following is an ultimate guide of tips from Airco Service technicians will help your HVAC system running properly throughout the fall:

1. Turn Up the Thermostat

This fall season, you notice that the weather is changing, and the temperature is falling. This means that you should change your thermostat and turn it up. This is to provide the needed warmth for your house.

Also, you need to make sure that the temperature in your home is comfortable for you. You don’t want to be sweating and suffocating in your home. Most homes operate their temperatures between 68-72 degrees.

Additionally, raising the thermostat in the fall can help save you on the energy bills in your home. This is because you don’t have to use as much energy to keep your house warm. 

2. Clear the Outdoor Area Around Your Unit

Fall is characterized by falling leaves and branches around the street. Additionally, the wind starts blowing strongly and carries the leaves around. You need to clear the area around your air conditioner unit to ensure that it stays clean.

The debris, leaves, and branches can pile up around your air conditioner, which can block it. Also, it limits airflow in the air conditioner. This requires the HVAC unit to use a lot of energy to run.

When raking your yard and clearing the bushes, don’t forget to clear around the air conditioner. This will ensure that your HVAC system doesn’t break down and fail you during the winter season.

3. Use Ceiling Fans

Most people forget to make use of their ceiling fans during the fall season. They leave all the work to the HVAC system, expecting it to get rid of all the humidity in the home. When the house is filled with humidity and moisture, it can be hard to maintain the temperature in your home.

For this reason, you need to ensure that air circulating as part of the ultimate guide to heating and cooling your home this fall. If your thermostat is on, heat can be distributed in the house quickly. This will reduce putting a strain on your heating and air system to keep your home warm. Also, it reduces the energy bills in your home.

4. Fight the Draft

Drafts getting in your home can make your house cold. Ensure that your home is sealed and its moisture is retained. Seal all the gaps and leaks around the house. Look for gaps on your windows and seal them to ensure that no moisture gets out of the home.

Also, you can look for gaps around the door and seal them off. This will help warm air be retained in your home. 


The HVAC system needs to be maintained to ensure that it works great and doesn’t breakdown. Also, maintaining it prolongs the life of the system. Contact Airco if you want your heating system to be repaired or maintained. Out ultimate guide maintenance plans will help keep your HVAC system operating reliably and keep your home comfortable in the fall and throughout other seasons.