If you want to keep your home running smoothly over the next few months, then you’ll need to concentrate on fall HVAC maintenance tasks that you might have been neglecting. To get you started, we’ve compiled a few that you can put on your to-do list:
Get the HVAC System Serviced by a Professional
Your equipment should be inspected by a qualified HVAC technician once per year. This will keep it running efficiently throughout the season and help pinpoint any problems that might need to be fixed. It will also prolong the lifespan of the unit.
Replace Your Current HVAC System
HVAC systems are resilient, but after a full decade of use, their efficiency will begin to break down. Although purchasing a brand new unit is a costly endeavor, the good news is that newer systems last even longer and are more much more efficient.
Clean or Replace the Air Filter
When the air filter gets dirty, airflow will be restricted and the system’s efficiency will drop. Filters typically need to be either cleaned or replaced (depending on the type you have) every 1-3 months, so now is a good time to check it out.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Programmable thermostats allow you to set the days and times that your heating system will turn on and off, which allows you to get a better handling over your utility expenses. Upgrading to a wi-fi or smart thermostat is even better, as these can be controlled remotely, along with providing other benefits.
Check Registers for Any Blockage
It is common for registers to become blocked without anyone noticing, whether it’s been filled with debris of some kind or is physically blocked by boxes or furniture. Now that a new season has arrived, this is a good time to check for any blockages and fix the problem.
For more expert advice on fall HVAC maintenance, or if you’d like to know more about home comfort concerns, please contact the friendly professionals at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the needs of Greater Cleveland and the surrounding area for over 80 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues. For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or give us a call at 440-345-8795.