Did you know that nearly half of your home’s energy usage throughout the year can be attributed to heating and cooling? During the fall, energy bills may be low as you enjoy open windows and fresh, crisp air. However, it generally costs more to heat a home than it does to cool it, which means higher bills are on the horizon. That makes autumn the perfect time to take inventory of your home’s energy usage and save a little in the coming months.

autumn leaves, autumn is a great time to take inventory of your hvac

Your Home

Look around your home: there are many things you can do today to help decrease your energy consumption during the cold season!

Seal Leaks

vacuuming vents, clearing vents helps save energyDrafts around old windows and doors let cold air in, and warm air out. Use caulk to seal any small cracks around windows. If you have large gaps around operable windows or doors, try using weather stripping to ensure a tight seal.

Take Inventory of Your Vents

Make sure your vents are clean and clear! Your vents mustn’t be blocked by furniture or carpets. While you’re at it, make sure your vents are clean and not clogged by dust or pet hair. If you live in a home with a basement, try opening any closed vents in the cellar to take advantage of warm air rising. At the same time, check your ductwork for leaks to make sure you’re not inadvertently heating uninhabited spaces, like your attic!

Change the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan

ceiling fan showing that the direction of your ceiling fan can make a difference in the temperature of your homeWe all know that hot air rises. During the summer, running your ceiling fan counterclockwise pulls warm air up and pushes cool air back down. During the winter, set your fan to turn clockwise and push warm air back down. Most ceiling fans have a switch that changes the direction, helping you save big on your energy bill.

Open Your Curtains and Shades

During the summer, it’s a good idea to close window treatments to keep sunshine out. Conversely, on cool days, take advantage of the sun to warm your home! Open the blinds and curtains whenever and wherever sunbeams will shine through.

Your HVAC System

Don’t ignore your HVAC system! These tips help keep your system in great condition all year long.

Keep Up with HVAC Maintenance

One simple tip is to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance. Getting your HVAC system serviced regularly identifies small problems before they become colossal fixes. Tune-ups keep your system working at peak performance all year long, which reduces your fuel bills. A.N. Roth makes it easy with our Performance Plus Maintenance Plan. Twice-a-year services ensure your system is operating in top condition, prolong equipment life, and save you 15% on-demand service calls.

Change Your Air Filter

In addition to having your HVAC system serviced professionally, keep on top of HVAC maintenance that can be done at home. Change your air filter regularly! Keeping your air filter clean helps improve airflow and keeps your system running smoothly. If you’re not sure, check with a technician to find out what kind of filter you should use and how often you should change it.

Clean Your Outdoor HVAC Unit

dirty outdoor HVAC unit needs to be cleaned to work properlyCleaning your outdoor HVAC unit regularly is like changing the air filter on your furnace: it helps improve airflow and keeps your system running smoothly all year long. Over the summer, your outdoor HVAC unit can become caked with grass clippings, dirt, and leaves, so fall is the perfect time for a thorough cleaning.

Keep Temperatures Consistent

Driving your car on the interstate uses less fuel than driving your car through stop-and-go city traffic. The same principle applies to your HVAC system! Frequently changing the temperature on your thermostat can drive up your energy costs, so as much as possible, try to keep your system running steadily.

Program Your Thermostat

Young woman programs her thermostat to reduce fuel costsRegardless of the season, minimizing the temperature difference between the indoors and outdoors saves considerable amounts of energy. Programming your thermostat to adjust automatically when you’re asleep or at work helps ensure that the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures stays small, while you still stay comfortable.

Autumn is a beautiful season and a time during which you probably use your HVAC system very little. That’s no reason to ignore it because chances are you’ll need it very soon. These simple tips will help ensure that your home is comfortable and healthy all winter long.

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Summer is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. The upcoming holidays mean you’ll soon be hosting family get togethers, parties and quiet nights. You don’t want your guests or family to be uncomfortable because your heating and cooling system isn’t working its best. Follow these six crucial fall HVAC service steps to ensure a comfortable home this fall and winter.

Change Air Filters and Clean Vents

Throughout the year, allergens, dirt and dust build up in your heating vents and air filters. It’s important to replace filters monthly and clean vents every few months to keep air flowing freely through your home.

Check Insulation

If your home is not properly insulated, as the weather changes you may notice your furnace working extra hard and your home feeling a bit chilly. You may not need furnace repair just yet. Since heat rises, the better insulation your attic has the less likely it is to escape through the attic.

Purchase a Programmable Thermostat

Having a programmable thermostat allows you to set your thermostat for a lower temperature when you aren’t home, prolongs the life of your heating and air units, and lowers your monthly energy bill as well.

Clean up Around Your Outdoor Heating and Air Units

While the fall leaves are beautiful, they will eventually fall into your landscaping. Taking the time to rake leaves and debris out from around your heating and air units prevents leaves from collecting inside the system causing a fire hazard and bogging the system down.

Schedule an Inspection

Don’t have time to check your heating and cooling system for the upcoming season? Call A.N. Roth to schedule a comprehensive inspection. We can tell you the exact HVAC service steps to take to ensure your home is comfortable and cozy this holiday season.

Replace Your Old HVAC System

Fall is the perfect time to replace an old HVAC system. While the weather is mild, take the time to replace your old system before the transition to winter. Looking for the right HVAC repair company in Louisville? Give A.N. Roth a call today to schedule an appointment.

Your heating and cooling system is essential to a comfortable home this fall and winter. Take these six simple steps to guarantee your HVAC system is working its very best this fall and holiday season!

Good Reputation and Proven Success

It’s important to be able to trust your HVAC contractors. Your heating and cooling system is an important part of your home and day to day life. Make sure your HVAC contractors are trusted in the community and known for getting the job done right. AN Roth has been one of the most trusted HVAC contractors in Louisville, KY since 1866, trust us with your next project.

Fully Licensed and Certified

AN Roth is a fully licensed and certified Heating and Air Conditioning Company. We only hire the best HVAC contractors in the business to ensure that you receive the best quality service every time.

Respectful Staff

Having someone come into your home can be stressful. You want to make sure they treat your home and family with respect during their visit. Our HVAC technicians are trained to work in the cleanest, quickest and most efficient manner possible. We come prepared with fully stocked trucks with everything from repair parts to the latest instruments to aid in heating and cooling diagnostics

Visit the Project, Then Offer a Quote

It’s important for an HVAC company to offer fair quotes to prospective customers. Part of offering fair quotes is knowing what you are estimating a price for. It’s a major red flag for a heating and cooling company to give a price before ever even seeing the project.

The Quote is for What You Actually Need

At AN Roth, we don’t try to scam our customers by suggesting HVAC repair that is unnecessary. We’ve built a reputation for being fair and honest in our 140 years in this business. We treat your project like we are repairing our own heat and air units in our own homes.

Call us today for a no-obligation proposal and to get your project started.

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