Fall Maintenance on Your HVAC System
September 19, 2017
As the saying goes, “time and tide waits for no one.” Whether you’re prepared or not, the summer months are moving aside for fall and cooler temps. That means here in Wesier, you need to think about preparing your HVAC system for fall maintenance. Maintaining your heating equipment ensures it’ll run smoothly the way it should when you need it. Investing your time and money in these seasonal maintenance tasks goes a long way to protect both your home and your HVAC investment. Well-running systems are more energy efficient, so they end up costing you less to run all season long.
Fall Maintenance for Your Heating SystemYou should schedule your annual maintenance appointment for your heating system before you use it for the season, regardless if you have a heat pump, or furnace. This appointment shouldn’t be skipped, as keeping your heating system in good order will be sure it’s ready when you need it and keep it functioning properly throughout the season for you.
Things You Can do Yourself:
- Stock up and change your filters every three months, but if you have allergy issues, monthly is advised.
- Vacuum your vents to keep them clear of dust, avoiding extra filter buildup or decreased indoor air quality (IAQ).
Things to Ask Your Technician to do:
- Clean and check your heating system, including (depending on whether you have a furnace or boiler) all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, ignitor, ducts, pipes, burners, valves, motors, thermostat(s), and smoke/carbon-monoxide detectors, and instruct you on anything you could do between your service visits.
- Calibrate your thermostat to be sure the readings and heating are accurate.