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HVAC Tips for Fall Season

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It’s time to pack up the summer and get ready for bonfires, fall leaves, and pumpkin spice.

When the weather changes outside and leaves begin to change colors, your HVAC system will begin to operate differently. You may not need the air conditioning as much, and your heating system will begin to take center stage.

Heating your home, along with producing hot water, tends to be some of the largest energy expenses for your home, so ensuring your HVAC is running properly is important and can save you money.


There aren’t many problems worse than a broken HVAC in the hottest and coolest times of the year. You usually don’t think about your system until it breaks down.

Performing maintenance to your system on a regular seasonal basis can help catch issues before they begin to impact the efficiency of your system and the comfortability in your home.

The benefits of maintenance include energy efficiency, longevity, and dependability of your system.

Completing maintenance keeps you comfortable year-round. Pyramid Heating & Cooling offers maintenance plans, so when it’s time for maintenance, we call you.

Air Filters

A dirty filter impacts the efficiency of your system, and it doesn’t catch as many indoor air pollutants as it should.

Your filters should be changed at least every 2 to 3 months. Consider giving your heater a fresh start with a clean filter.

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Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency has rated poor indoor air quality in the top five environmental risks to public health.

Indoor air quality can trigger allergies and pre-existing respiratory issues such as asthma. Luckily there are many different options to help improve your indoor air quality this fall.

Pyramid Heating & Cooling offers:

  • Air filters

  • Air purifiers

  • UV Lights

  • Fresh air ventilation systems

  • Humidifiers

  • Dehumidifiers

  • Carbon monoxide alarms

During the fall, one of the biggest allergy triggers is ragweed. Although this allergen is commonly found outside, it can be dragged in on clothes, groceries, and more.

Be sure if you are working or playing outdoors to wash your clothes as soon as possible to prevent allowing allergens and pollutants in your house.

Clear The Leaves

Leaves may be changing colors, but when they fall, keep them away from your outdoor HVAC unit, even the smallest one can cause problems.

Adding it to your monthly chores to clear branches and leaves could help prevent any issues to your outdoor unit.


You’ll most likely think to crank up the heat inside as the temperature goes down outside, but it could end up costing you more money on your energy bill.

Instead of turning up the thermostat, try keeping it at 68 degrees during fall and winter to help cut costs.

The closer your thermostat is to 68 degrees, the less strain you’ll add to your heating system.

This temperature may seem cool, but the further the indoor temperature is from the outside forecast, the harder your system is working. Also keeping your home too warm can increase humidity levels which can impact your indoor air quality.

Emergency HVAC

You’ll want to be comfortable in your home so you can enjoy all things fall, and your HVAC has a big impact on that.

Unexpected HVAC breakdowns are more common when you need your systems most, and when it's been working every day.

Remember to have local HVAC professionals number on hand in case of an HVAC emergency.

Pyramid Heating & Cooling, are experts within Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area. Call us at (503) 783-8488 for all your heating, and cooling needs.