Lower Your Bills & Prepare Your System For The Holidays

While it’s rare to experience frigid temperatures in the Coachella Valley, winter is certainly a long-awaited hiatus from the scorching heat of summer. Now you can spend less time focusing on staying cool, and more time getting ready for the upcoming holiday season! Because spending quality time with friends and family is preferable to trying to figure out why your system mysteriously shut down, we’ve got four helpful maintenance tips to keep your comfort systems working throughout the cooler months.  

Trim Back Bushes & Branches

Many people have foliage and other greenery scattered throughout their yard, but most people don’t think about the impact their shrubs could have on their HVAC system. If overgrown branches fall into your system, they could create a blockage. This means your system will have to work much harder to deliver the desired level of comfort. It will use more energy and cost you more money than it should. Be sure to always trim bushes and trees at least 3 feet from your HVAC system to protect against inefficiencies. 

Change Filters

Routinely switching out your filters is essential to maintaining your system’s efficiency and ability to deliver proper air circulation. Over time, your filters will become filled to the brim with dust, dirt, pet dander and other allergens. If enough time goes by, these particles could clog your HVAC system, doing serious damage and resulting in costly repairs or even replacement. 

Schedule Professional Service

Seasonal maintenance from an HVAC professional is necessary to prolong your system’s lifespan and maintain efficiency for years to come. During a seasonal tune-up, your technician will inspect for any minor damages that may worsen and become expensive problems down the road. Additionally, with the Hyde’s Family Comfort Plan, you will receive numerous benefits, such as priority response, discounted repairs, warranty on all repair work, and more!  

Check Your Smoke Alarms

Your smoke alarms don’t have much impact on your energy usage, but if a fire breaks out in your home they can mean the difference between a safe escape and devastating injury. Make sure to test your smoke alarms every season to ensure they are in working order, and if an issue arises be sure to schedule a repair or replacement accordingly. Hopefully they’ll never need to go off, but if an electrical fire breaks out, you’ll have peace of mind that you and your family will be warned right away. 

If you have any questions regarding fall maintenance, feel free to give Hyde’s a call at (769) 360-2202. We’ve served the Coachella Valley since 1972 and we are happy to help you in any way we can!