Autumn has arrived! It is time to make sure that your house is prepared for the winter months just as the leaves begin to change color and the temperature begins to drop. It is time to make sure that your heating and cooling system is ready for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Your furnace can have a longer lifespan if you do routine maintenance on it, reducing the likelihood that you will need to spend money on expensive repairs in the future. By putting into practice the following fall home comfort recommendations, you can make your house a cozy and inviting place to spend the season.
CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR FURNACE HAS A FILTER
Did you know that a dirty furnace filter is the leading cause of fires that start in furnaces? Checking the filter on your furnace is a failsafe fall maintenance task for your heating and air conditioning system that will save you a lot of trouble. Even if you do not have any clean replacement filters on hand, it is still a good idea to remove a dirty filter in order to reduce the risk of starting a fire in your home. Do you have a mental picture of how to swap out the filter in the furnace? Have a look at one of our how-to videos if you need a refresher on how to adjust the filter on your camera. Better still, sign up for our filter replacement service so that a new, clean filter will be delivered to your home every three months.
SEAL CRACKS & LEAKS
This autumn, caulk any gaps or holes in your home's exterior that may allow air to escape, as this will prevent unwelcome drafts from entering. Sealing cracks and gaps in windows and doors as well as installing weather stripping can assist reduce energy loss. In addition, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system won't have to put in extra hours of labor to meet the requirements of heating a home that has been drafted.
SET UP THE PROGRAMMING ON YOUR THERMOSTAT
Nothing makes getting up for work more difficult than having to get out of bed while it's still nice and comfortable. You can adjust the temperature on your smart thermostat so that it is warmer when you get up in the morning by programming it to do so half an hour in advance. Just put it in automatic mode and walk away. You have the ability to change the temperature on any of our thermostats up to four times each day. If you notice that your thermostat is not responding as it should, there may be a problem with the device itself. You can entrust this task to the professionals who will check it and then submit an online request here.
CLEAR DEBRIS & WINTERIZE
Have you made any recent inspections of your outside units? It's possible that summer debris has made its way close to your HVAC system, restricting its ability to function at its maximum capacity. Be sure to remove any unwanted cotton, pollen, or leaves that may be preventing your unit from functioning properly. In addition, if you do not intend to make use of your air conditioner during the winter months, now would be a good time to cover it so that it is shielded from the weather.
TWO TIMES PER YEAR AIR CONDITIONING & VENTILATION MAINTENANCE
Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system needs to be inspected every six months to guarantee that it will function well during the entire season. In order to get your home ready for the rigors of winter, we strongly advise homeowners to get their HVAC systems inspected every fall. Either by signing up for one of our Guardian Maintenance Plans or by using our online scheduling system, you can arrange for your annual maintenance inspection to be performed.
Union City HVAC & Heating
During the fall, if you hire a professional to inspect and clean your furnace, you can rest assured that your system will operate efficiently and safely. Union City HVAC & Heating provides yearly maintenance programs and employs Trust Certified experts that can diagnose any issue or breakdown in the heating system. We also perform preventative maintenance on furnaces to ensure that they are working at their most efficient levels. If you want to get a head start on your next furnace replacement and take advantage of our Pre-Season Furnace Sale before it comes to an end, give us a call or get in touch with us online.
We are a team of qualified professionals more than ready and committed to provide you with excellent services to ensure that you enjoy the comfort of your home's or office's air and heating systems.