How To Prepare Your HVAC System For The Fall
September 9th, 2021 by alexys
If you’re like most people, your HVAC system keeps you warm during the cold winter months. Make sure that your system is ready for the long winter season. Schedule your fall tune-up with one of our HVAC professionals.
Clean the Condenser Unit
Every home HVAC system has an outdoor condenser unit. This is vital to its operation. Since this unit experiences exposure to the outdoors, it needs a good cleaning. You’ll want to remove any loose debris that is around the unit. You’ll need to trim any shrubs or hanging branches that are close to your outdoor condenser unit.
Take the time to remove the cover over the unit. Clean out the internal parts. Use a hose and a foam coil cleaner for best results. Avoid using a pressure washer. It could bend the fin blades inside of your condenser unit.
Replace the Air Filter
During your fall tune-up, your HVAC professional should replace your air filter. This filter traps airborne pollutants that are inside your home. You should replace this filter every few months. Pull the air filter out and hold it up to a light source. If you can’t see through the filter, it’s time for a replacement. Be sure to put in a replacement filter with the same model number as your existing filter.
Test Warning Alarms
To make sure your family is safe, you will have many alarms throughout your home. The two most popular are smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide detectors alert you if there is carbon monoxide in the air. Use the instruction manual for these devices to test them out. If any of their batteries are running low, replace them.
Seal Off Any Air Leaks
During your fall heating system maintenance, look over your ductwork. If you notice any gaps or leaks, seal those up. You should use an approved foil tape designed for ducting. This will keep the tape in place as the temperature changes in your home over the year.
Contact Us Today
It’s time for your fall heating system tune up, so give us a call today. Our HVAC pros can get your heating system prepared to handle the long winter months ahead.