As temperatures drop during the fall season, odds are you’ll be using your heating system more and more. Because of this, it’s a good idea to do a little maintenance on your HVAC system before winter hits. The following are a few HVAC maintenance tips that will ensure that your system is running effectively, efficiently and safely throughout the rest of the fall season as well as the upcoming winter:

Check for Good HVAC Airflow

First of all, make sure you change your filter. Filters should be changed at least every 3 months, and more often if you have:

  • pets
  • allergies
  • construction in your area
  • dust problems
  • smokers

Changing the filter more often can actually save energy cost since your system doesn’t have to work as hard when the airflow is unobstructed. That is why you also need to make sure your outside unit is also clean from leaves and debris. Don’t forget to make sure all the vents are free from furniture and boxes too.

Schedule Fall Maintenance Check

Since you definitely don’t want your unit to stop working in the middle of the coldest weather of the year, you need to schedule a professional yearly service before the cold season sets in. What will the service professional do?

  • Examine the unit for leaks and proper wire attachment.
  • Check the operation of the thermostat and air conditioner is turned off for winter.
  • Clean burner, heat exchanger and any other component as needed.
  • Inspect furnace functioning and diagnosing any needed repairs.
  • Drain evaporator unit.
  • Disinfect and deodorize.

Keeping your family safe and comfortable all year long has been our mission since 1990. If you need fall HVAC maintenance help, contact us at R.J. Wiley Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule your HVAC maintenance service call today.