The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have passed.
School and football reign supreme and the World Series will begin in October.
More amazing for those that live in areas that have an autumn season are the colors of the leaves as they change from green to a variety of gold, yellow, brown, and red in a final celebration before the cold of winter arrives. Autumn truly is magnificent. Your central HVAC system loves autumn as well because it gets a rest from keeping your house cool after that long hot summer. Wise homeowners know that autumn is the best time to clean their HVAC system to get it ready for the chilly winter months. And there are several reasons for this. First, if whoever services your HVAC system discovers a mechanical issue that threatens to shut it down, the repair can be made at a time of low demand. Next, summer can be hard on your system and the accumulation of pollen, dust, and other nasty stuff must be removed to keep it running at top efficiency and to keep your electric bill low. People who procrastinate and wait until the first cold snap to service their HVAC will face two problems. If they fire up the furnace before cleaning, the odor of burning dust can make the house very unpleasant until it clears out. Then, they may have to wait several days to get service because every other house in the neighborhood needs service as well. HVAC technicians work a lot of overtime in winter to meet the demand. Better to get them to your house a few months earlier when their workload is low. You may also get a discount for an early autumn service.