Changing leaves and falling temperatures mean it's time to make some changes in your home to get ready for cool weather ahead. To take your home from the heat of summer to the cooler fall season, add the following items to your home to-do list. By working with your Lennox® dealer and following these best practices, you'll ensure your home runs efficiently and creates perfectly comfortable air.
Change Your Air Filter
The air filter in your HVAC system is responsible for keeping contaminants away from equipment components. As it does so, it also improves air quality in your home by removing these airborne contaminants from circulation. The transition between summer and fall is a smart time to check your air filter and change it if needed.
Schedule a Heating System Inspection
The best time to schedule heating system inspection and maintenance with your local Lennox® dealer is in the fall, before it is time to turn your system on for the first time. Inspections and maintenance improve the performance and efficiency of your heating system, safeguard against breakdowns over the coming season, and help extend your system's useful service life. This timing works to ensure that any system issues are resolved before cold weather hits – no one wants the surprise of no heat on that first cold day of the season! Get your furnace, heat pump, or other heating equipment ready for winter with care in the fall.
Consider Repairing or Replacing your Air Conditioner
If your cooling system struggled during the summer, there may be repair issues that need to be addressed. Or, it may be time to replace your existing equipment and upgrade to a new, high-efficiency air conditioner. Contact your Lennox® dealer to inspect your system and be sure to ask about exclusive rebates and special financing that can help you make a smart decision.
Make Efficiency Improvements to Your Home
While your heating system plays a key role in your home's comfort, there are other considerations to ensure your home stays comfortable and efficient throughout the winter. Identify and re-seal any duct leaks and use weather-stripping to make sure your home doesn't have gaps that allow cold air to slip in.
Switch to a Smart Thermostat
You won't need to worry about fluctuating temperatures if you have a smart thermostat, like the iComfort® S30 Ultra Smart Thermostat from Lennox. With the Schedule IQ feature, you will only need to program the thermostat once, and whenever there's a change in your routine, the thermostat adapts heating and cooling to match.
Get Help with Fall Home Preparations
For help with heating-related tasks on the above summer to fall to-do list, seek the help of your local Lennox® dealer. From furnace and heat pump inspections and maintenance to upgrading your heating system with efficient new equipment, these professionals provide the expertise and services you need to ensure your home stays comfortable and efficient throughout the year.