Preparing Your HVAC for Fall Maintenance

Summer is winding down, you feel the first chill in the air. It reminds us of a lot of things: leaves, the holidays, all things pumpkin but what you should also put on that list is your fall maintenance on your heater! After a long summer, your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System) needs all of its parts checked out! A check up ensures your system is running at top peak performance.

Why do you need Fall Maintenance?

Just like your car, your HVAC system requires routine maintenance to keep it running effectively and efficiently. Here are some additional reasons it helps to be properly prepared for the next season!

  • To ensure proper efficiency of your furnace
  • Keep your entire HVAC unit running smoothly
  • Routine Maintenance of your furnace is easy and a quick maintenance or tune-up will ensure that you can last through your fall/winter season without incident. You can visually inspect the outside of your unit but we recommend calling a professional to visually inspect the portions of your system you can’t see. It is important that you are having your system serviced BEFORE the upcoming season is in full swing whether it be spring or fall.
  • Keep your system trustworthy
  • Nothing is worse for a homeowner than a system that breaks down in the middle of a cold winter! With proper maintenance you can count on your system working for you when you need it most!
  • Protecting your investment
  • Anyone whose been there can tell you a new HVAC unit can be incredibly costly! Some systems cost upwards of $10,000 depending on a variety of factors. Not only does maintenance guarantee to help your system run at peak efficiency but properly running system consume less energy!

So how do you prepare your HVAC system for fall?

Call your local, trusted HVAC contractor! Appointments start filling up fast so get to it! In addition to having a contractor come to your house you can help out by:

  • Checking your filters. Make sure to inspect them every month and change them every 3-4 months or sooner if necessary.
  • Make sure the area around the filter is cleared. This helps the unit from overheating. Make sure to never store flammable materials around your furnace.

The HVAC units are a huge investment. By properly inspecting furnaces and routinely maintaining your systems and keeping them running smoothly, you will ensure that your systems have a long life ahead.