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Fall maintenance optimizes your HVAC system for the new season

Seasonal maintenance keeps your HVAC unit running

It’s safe to say that the balmy summer temperatures are behind us. With this shift in weather, the switch from cooling to heating your home can put a strain on your HVAC equipment.

The last thing you need is an expensive maintenance call—or big repairs—when winter has dug itself in. Here are a few easy tasks that you can perform to ensure that your HVAC system is running effectively and efficiently…

Five fall HVAC maintenance tips for optimal performance

Clear outside debris

If you have an outside HVAC unit, fall is a great time to check for any debris that has built up around the unit over the spring and summer. Clear away all leaves, grass, and branches that have grown around, above, and below the unit to make sure that air flow isn’t blocked.

Check your thermostat

If you have a programmable thermostat, it’s the perfect time to make the adjustments as the outdoor temperatures drop lower and lower. This will keep your heating and cooling system from working harder than it needs to and save you money on your monthly bill.

Don’t have a programmable thermostat? Click here to see why it’s a good idea to get one. Then, give us a call at 250.465.2490 so we can set you up with one today!

Clean up

Keeping your home free of dust and allergens is always important, but fall is an excellent time to give your house a solid scrub. Now is the time to inspect all heating vents and registers for obstructions, and vacuum out the dirt, dust, and debris to minimize the amount that cycles through your HVAC system while your home is closed up over the winter.

It’s also a good time to change the air filter. This will increase your HVAC unit’s efficiency and help decrease the amount of dust and allergens settling throughout your home.

Check for drafts and leaks

Drafty windows and doors are responsible for low energy efficiency. To avoid letting the cold air in and the warm air out, check the caulking and window-stripping on your windows and doors and make any necessary repairs and replacements.

It’s also a good time to look at spaces in your home that would benefit from additional insulation—like crawlspaces, attics, and basements. Insulation slows heat transfer through building materials, so it helps to maintain temperature levels within your home and alleviates stress put on your HVAC system.

Call for service

Calling a certified professional—like us—will help you detect small problems before they turn into big costly ones. A seasonal HVAC maintenance tune-up ensures that your unit is functioning properly, improves energy efficiency, reduces the need for future repairs, and maintains your manufacturer’s warranty.

Preventative maintenance keeps your home safe and comfortable all year long. It also keeps your mind at ease and all those dollar bills in the bank.

Book a service call with one of our certified technicians.

Why invite us into your home?

Our certified technicians are intimate with heat pumps and gas furnaces. We will happily help you save hundreds on your heating costs with expert service, maintenance, and repairs.

Call 250.465.2490 to book a service call.

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