With the switch of weather, our HVAC system can also encounter phenomenal changes in its operation. We might be using our heating system more frequent than our cooling unit during the fall season. Together with these changes, it is important that you pay attention to the overall condition of your unit.
Here are the 12 maintenance tips you should do for your HVAC system this fall.
- Remove the obstructions near your outdoor unit. Clear out weak branches and other nearby debris that can harm or obstruct the operation of your unit. Have at least 3 feet clearance around it.
- Schedule a test for combustion–efficiency. Call a pro to conduct the test. The test will let you know if the fuel’s heat content is effectively transferred into usable heat.
- Turn on your heater/furnace. Fall is the right time to turn on your heater/furnace to spot the problems. Do not wait for the freezing season to come before turning them on for the first time.
- Inspect the top of the vents and A/C units. Check their tops and remove the debris and obstruction. Doing so will leave room for snow melting and ice drainage and removal.
- Inspect your refrigerant lines. You should do this at least once a month, or you can make this a part of regular property maintenance service.
- Install high-efficient pleated air filter. New air filters with electrostatic charge feature can attract air contaminants more effectively than old filters that only let the air particles pass through.
- Install a heat-resistant radiator reflector. Put this between the radiator and exterior wall to keep a good amount of heat in.
- Replace your humidifier filters. Don’t wait for winter to do this. A small issue like this is often overlooked and only noticed when it already becomes a problem.
- Check your alarms. Winter often brings risks like carbon monoxide poisoning and fire. Make sure to replace the batteries of your alarms and detectors to sense the hazardous elements inside your living space.
- Clean your chimney. If you have a chimney, it is important that it is serviced and cleaned once a year. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 20,000 residential fires every year could be traced back to chimneys and fireplaces.
- Check your pipe insulation. Check and wrap the exposed pipe to protect it from icy temperature.
- Sign up for HVAC maintenance. You can never question the benefits brought by professional HVAC maintenance to your HVAC system. Let the pro handle the hidden issues in your system this fall.
Make sure to follow these HVAC maintenance checklists this fall to secure a comfortable and hassle-free living environment before the winter comes. Call our professionals at Spencer Air Conditioning & Heating to get complete HVAC services. Let us handle your system maintenance this fall!