Fall is upon us! With all the autumnal colors and temperate weather, it can be easy to forget about HVAC maintenance. However, during the fall, performing seasonal maintenance on your heating and cooling systems is crucial. Leaving your units unchecked can lead to issues with your system with potentially costly repairs.
Even worse, neglecting your systems could leave you without heating during winter. Prevention helps you to avoid expensive repairs. Here are tips to help you maintain your heating and cooling systems for the fall.
Replace Air Filters
Most air filters need to be changed anywhere from every 30-90 days. A good practice is to check your filter monthly in case it needs changing. At Comfort Masters, we recommend seasonal changes to air filters, particularly during the start of spring and fall. Take this time to replace all the filters in your home so that you aren’t circulating dust for the next few months.
Clear the Space Around Your Heater
This tip may seem obvious, but after two seasons of not using your heater, you might be storing combustible materials near your radiator or heating system. Before turning up the temperature, remove anything that could overheat, burn, or melt from its proximity to the heater.
Test Your Heater & Thermostat
Test your heater’s capabilities by gradually turning up the temperature on your thermostat over a few days as outdoor temperatures drop. You can also crank up the heat to check your heater, but don’t overdo it!
If you only feel the heat in some rooms or feel no temperature changes, schedule a check-up with our HVAC technician immediately. Don’t wait for the freezing weather to hit! When you schedule with Comfort Masters now, you’ll be ahead of the crowd during the fall.
Keep the Outdoor Unit Free from Debris
With the beautiful fall weather comes falling leaves that blanket your yard. Unfortunately, these leaves, sticks, and other debris get lodged in your HVAC system, causing issues with the unit. Brush and clear away the loose debris and leaves to help prevent future repair expenses. Consider investing in a breathable cover to prevent snow, ice, and excessive water from entering your AC unit.
Schedule a Maintenance Check-up
Call us at Comfort Masters to schedule an assessment to catch early warning signs. Our expert technicians will look at your home and HVAC system to keep your system running great throughout the year!