The end of summer is the perfect time to start prepping your HVAC system for winter. The colder months of the year make your system work much harder to keep you comfortable, so it’s important to make sure all equipment is in good working order before the temperature starts to drop outside.
Why is the End of Summer Is the Best Time for Maintenance?
Proper heating system maintenance is an important factor in the overall health of your HVAC equipment. A properly cared-for system will always have a longer life span than one that doesn’t get routine maintenance. A season tune-up will also help your heating and cooling equipment operate at optimal efficiency, which saves you money on your utility bills. Most importantly, a well-maintained system is less likely to break down and require emergency service, which ensures your family will remain warm and comfortable throughout the winter months.
End of Summer Maintenance Tips
If you’re unsure about what should be done to prepare your heating system for winter, we’ve put together a checklist to help you get started:
- Replace Your Air Filters: Clean air filters reduce how hard your system has to work to do its job, and increase its energy efficiency. Replace them regularly to ensure your system doesn’t get bogged down by dust and debris.
- Check Your Thermostat: The setting you use throughout the summer isn’t usually the same as the one you use when it is cold outside, so take a look at your thermostat to make sure it is set properly. A professional can also calibrate your thermostat to ensure it is taking accurate readings within your home.
- Schedule a Professional Checkup: An experienced HVAC professional can effectively inspect, diagnose, and repair any problems that you may not be able to spot in your heating and air conditioning system. Scheduling a tune-up can help prevent an inconvenient (and expensive) breakdown in the future.
- Clear the Area Around Your Outside Equipment: If weeds, leaves, or other debris have built up around your outdoor unit, clean them up to keep your system running smoothly. This eliminates hiding spots for pests and reduces the fire risk that dry brush buildup presents.
Call Moore Mechanical to Help You Get Your HVAC System Ready for Winter
We are a family-owned business, and we understand how important it is to keep your home both safe and comfortable for your family. With over 30 years in the HVAC business, combined with ongoing training in industry-wide technical and operational advances, our NATE-certified technicians have the skills and knowledge to diagnose, maintain, and repair any type or brand of HVAC equipment out there. We are dedicated to providing top-tier customer service to all of our clients, and our numerous positive reviews show that dedication to excellence.