Summer’s almost over here in Indiana, which means winter will be here in no time. So don’t leave your home in the cold. If you want to make sure that your home is ready to stay comfortable and warm for the rest of the year, the fall is the best time to perform HVAC maintenance and make sure your heating system is ready to go. Here is our Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist.
Replace the Filter
One of the easiest and most important things you can do for your HVAC system is regularly changing the air filter. We recommend checking and changing the filter every 30 to 90 days. Not only will this help improve the air quality in your home, but it will also improve the overall efficiency of your system and extend its lifespan.
Clean Up the Outdoor Unit
The fall months mean falling leaves, branches, and other debris that can collect around your HVAC unit and restrict airflow, potentially leading to the need for costly repairs. Take the time to regularly check and clean up the area around your unit, leaving at least two feet clear.
Check Your HVAC System
It’s important to inspect your unit for cracks, dents, or any other signs of damage to the system, especially if it is located outdoors. If you notice any serious damage, you should make an appointment with a professional to get it checked.
Turn Your Heat On
Don’t wait for the first cold fall night to turn your heat on the first time, or else you might be in for a chilly surprise. Instead, turn the heat on, check that it works, and pay attention to any strange noises or odors. If you notice anything unusual, it could indicate a serious problem that should be checked by a professional.
Schedule an Appointment for Professional HVAC Maintenance with Supreme PHC!
While the steps we listed above are easy enough for any homeowner to do, some things are better left to the professionals. Professional HVAC technicians like our team here at Supreme know exactly what to look for and will take care of the essential cleaning, care, and inspection needed to ensure your system can handle the cold.
At Supreme, we offer service agreements to ensure that HVAC maintenance is done regularly—every spring and fall. We’ll give you the peace of mind that your system will work regardless of the weather, temperature, or season. Give us a call today to plan your HVAC maintenance appointment or learn more about our service agreements!