When the temperatures start to drop, change appears everywhere. It can seem like you move from air conditioning to heating overnight.
Yet before you turn on your heater for the first time, it’s important to schedule your regular HVAC maintenance visit first. Getting your HVAC ready for fall before you start your furnace for the first time can ensure it works all season long.
Remember, your heating and air conditioning both use the same ventilation system. When you’re scheduling a visit to ready your HVAC for fall, it includes checking your furnace as well as inspecting your ventilation system, and ensuring your air conditioner is properly prepared for the winter months ahead. When an HVAC technician visits in the fall, they’ll:
Dust and debris can quickly accumulate and build up in your HVAC unit during the summer. Even a tiny amount of dust buildup on the coil and blower motor can impact the efficiency of your HVAC system. We check out your entire system to ensure it’s properly maintained, removing dust to ensure it’ll work efficiently in the coming months.
Is your air conditioner located beneath your favorite tree? Leaves can pile up and lodge themselves in your outdoor unit, where they can quickly become a hazard. Twigs and other landscaping debris can blow against it during our crazy summer storms. Not only do our technicians check for internal issues, but we also ensure the outside unit is in the best condition possible, and make suggestions for how to keep it at its best all year long.
When most people think about heating and cooling, they automatically look towards the furnace and air conditioner. But your thermostat is an integral part of the process too. That’s why we ensure the thermostat is working correctly and responds appropriately, and displays accurate readings. If you have an older thermostat, now may be the time to upgrade to a smart thermostat to give you more functionality, and to help increase efficiency too.
Most people don’t associate their furnace and air conditioner with water, but a clogged condensate drain line can be bad for your HVAC system. It’s important to keep this line working well throughout the year, so we’ll ensure it’s free and clear of debris to prevent clogs from forming in the near future. Regular maintenance will ensure this is always working at its best.
Over time, every part within your HVAC system will begin to wear down. The average air conditioner will have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, while a furnace may last 15 to 20 years. The closer you get to the end of lifespan, the more problems you may have with individual parts. Regular maintenance visits can find these potential problems before they shut down the system, allowing you to repair them early. This can prevent bigger problems from occurring.
Have you scheduled your fall maintenance visit yet?