When fall begins to set in, it is important to get your HVAC maintenance done before the cold weather really sets in. This is the best time of year to handle things like HVAC maintenance. Fall can also be a strange, unpredictable weather period that alternates between flip-flop weather and the big frost at a moment’s notice. Regardless of what kind of Fall that Georgia residents are predicted to have, you need to have your commercial and residential Heating and Air Conditioning units up to par.
Here is a list of what we at Comfort Solutions think is the 5 most important things you need to do to make sure your system is ready to go before the mercury starts falling this autumn.
1. Schedule Heating and Air Conditioning System Tune-Up
Sadly, despite being the most important thing on this list, heating system tune-ups are the most commonly ignored item on the list. You need to get a professional tune-up for your system, every year. Doing this in the fall, before you start using your Heat on a daily basis, is a really good idea.
2. Check Your Home’s Insulation for Better HVAC Performance
One of the best ways to help your HVAC system stay efficient is to ensure that it doesn’t have to work any harder than necessary. By upgrading your insulation, you will be making it easier for your system to heat the entire house without all of your nice, warm air escaping.
3. Clean Your Vents for Better Heating and Air Conditioning Performance
Over the warmer months, a lot of things might have settled in your vents. It will be good for your system, and your lungs, to make sure that this accumulation is all properly cleaned out. Dust, dirt, hair, fur, lint, grass, and even bird nests can cause a lot of harm to the system. Get it all professionally cleaned out before you need your furnace to function.
4. Replace Filters on All Your Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
This is a very simple act that can help your system run more efficiently and much cleaner. Replacing your filters is simple, but productive, and will greatly improve your system’s function and efficiency.
5. Take a Test Drive of Your Heating and Air Conditioning
Before you HAVE to use your heater every day to combat the cold, it is suggested that you do a test run of the system. Turn it on and watch for danger signs like strange sounds, funky smells, or the inability to heat certain rooms. A test run can give you a good idea of what kind of repairs might be necessary. Call us today!