During the cooler winter months, your HVAC system works tirelessly to keep you and your family warm and with the heating season just around the corner, it will be working just as hard to keep them comfortable and warm. For all intents and purposes, you should have your HVAC system serviced before winter hits. It’s best to have it done when outside temperatures are nicer than they are in winter but much cooler than what they will be during the summer. So schedule the service call in the fall before temps really cool down.
Just like any piece of home appliance, your HVAC units require routine maintenance to keep them running effectively and efficiently. There are many reasons why you need to make sure that your heating and air conditioning systems are properly prepared for the next season. Here are a few tips that can help you prepare your HVAC system for the cooler months ahead.
Keep your units running efficiently
Even if you have not been routinely servicing your HVAC units, you can perform various maintenance tasks to keep your system running smoothly. For instance, routine maintenance of the furnace, or the part of the unit that is exposed outside, is quite easy and will ensure that your unit performs at its optimal efficiency. However, there are portions of the AC and heater that are inaccessible, so it is recommended that you get a professional to visually inspect your unit before the onset of the next heating season.
Keep your system reliable
Nothing can be devastating like your heating unit breaking down during winter. Proper heat exchanger checkup will certainly make your system reliable. Through proper servicing, you can count on your HVAC units to work for you when you need them most.
Protect your investment in your home
HVAC units are incredibly costly and can cost upwards of $10,000 depending on where you are buying them from. Properly inspecting furnaces and other components of the system will ensure that they last far longer. In addition, properly running units consume less energy thus saving you money in the process.
How to prepare your HVAC for fall
Summer is almost over and the cold season is well around the corner. By performing HVAC maintenance in time, you will be prepared to take on that first cold night, no matter when it comes.
Check the filters
As long as your heating and air conditioning unit is in use, be sure to change or clean the filters on a monthly basis depending upon the type of filter your system uses. If you did not replace the filter before you last used the furnace, it is recommended that you take it out and start the fall and winter months with a new one.
Inspect the furnace
Before turning the furnace on this heating season, ensure the area around it is clear. Routine furnace checks are important to help prevent it from overheating. In addition, this should be an opportunity to ensure that there are no flammables around the furnace, as these materials can pose safety risks to your home.
HVAC units are a huge investment. By properly inspecting HVAC units and routinely maintaining your systems and keeping them running smoothly, you will ensure that your systems have a long life ahead. In addition, you will ensure that your home is energy efficient, thus saving you money in the process.
The HVAC service technician that you contact will make an appointment to come out to your home to inspect your entire system. In most cases, this will include:
- Cleaning or replacing the air filters
- Clearing any debris from inside the compressor housing
- Removing any blockages in the ductwork or grills
- Tightening any screws that may be loose
Most HVAC technicians will have some type of maintenance checklist with them when they come out to perform the service. However, no matter what type of maintenance service they perform and the type of repairs they do, all of this will ensure that your HVAC system will work throughout the winter without encountering any problems.
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