Fall brings a flurry of activities as birds and wildlife prepare for the coming winter. While you don’t need to squirrel away seeds and nuts to sustain you during the cold months, making sure your HVAC system is in good working order is always a good move. Think of your fall preventative maintenance as an investment for your future, to make sure your family is safe and warm and to prevent costly repairs or breakdowns in the middle of the winter.
Why Schedule a Fall Maintenance Call?
Your HVAC system works hard to keep you warm and comfy inside when the temperatures drop in the winter. Making sure it is ready for the job prevents breakdowns that can cause your family to go without heat when they need it most. There are several advantages to scheduling a tune up in the fall:
- Availability: Your HVAC professionals are likely to have more time to schedule regular maintenance calls during the fall of the year because they are not likely to be overrun with emergency calls for heating and air conditioning.
- Testing Your System: Fall is the ideal time to check both the heating and air conditioning, as this is the time of year when you likely do not need to run either. This is especially true if you have a heat pump system, as the AC cannot be tested if temperatures are below 70 degrees Fahrenheit or the heating system has been run that day.
- Time to Make Repairs: Checking your heating system in the fall before you need to use it gives you plenty of time to make any repairs that may be needed.
What Does a Maintenance Check Include?
Your HVAC technician will inspect your system to make sure everything is working correctly and efficiently. This includes checking, lubricating and testing all moving parts; checking the wiring and thermostat and other automatic controls; cleaning the burners, flame sensor, blower motor and ignitor; and changing filters, checking carbon monoxide levels and inspecting the flue. Your technician will also test the heating to make sure it’s ready for the winter.
Is a Fall Maintenance Call Worth the Investment?
Keeping your family safe and comfortable is important, and a fall maintenance call can help you do just that. It ensures that your system does not pose any health threats, such as leaking CO2 or a breakdown that will leave your family shivering in the cold waiting for the service technician to arrive. Regular maintenance also prevents costly repairs and helps keep your energy bills down. An efficient system uses less energy to operate and provides more consistent heating, too.
At R&D Mechanical Services, we provide both residential and commercial heating and cooling services. To schedule your fall maintenance, or for further information about how we can serve you, contact us today.