Fall is the ideal time to prepare your home for winter. Giving your HVAC system some attention now will ensure that it’s ready to function reliably and efficiently on even the coldest winter nights to come. Follow the checklist below to make sure you don’t miss anything.
Your Checklist for Essential Fall HVAC System Maintenance
1. Schedule Service
You should have a routine maintenance service done every autumn, no matter what condition your system seems to be in. During this service, your HVAC contractor will clean the inside of the unit and inspect it for any repair needs. They’ll change out your air filter and check for any leaks.
This service is the most important thing you can do this fall for your furnace; the cleaning will help the system run efficiently, which in turn keeps it from overheating and lowers your utility bills. The work they do will have the system running reliably so you won’t experience untimely breakdowns in the season ahead.
2. Check Duct Cleaning Schedule
Professionals recommend that you have your ducts cleaned once every three to five years. You’ll want to make it every three years if you have pets in the house (their dander and fur will get into the ducts) or if anyone in the house suffers from allergies. If you are due for a duct cleaning, have that done now. This will improve your air quality for the next few years by removing large debris in the vents and cleaning out all dust, dander, and pollutants.
3. Clear Vents & Units
Keeping the vents and space around the unit clear will allow for maximum airflow and efficiency. Walk through the home to dust all the vents and move furniture at least six inches away from vents. There should be two feet of space in front of your furnace and on the side that has the blower on it.
The experienced professionals at Fetz Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will make sure your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm all winter long! They have served the homeowners of Champaign County, OH, for over 60 years. They also have a plumber on staff, so they are known as the local one stop shop for plumbing and HVAC services. Learn more on their website and call (937) 652-1136 to schedule your fall maintenance service.