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HVAC Fall Maintenance: Tasks to Include in Your Checklist

We’re now active in the heating season, with the weather starting to change. To keep your furnace and the rest of your HVAC system in good shape throughout the fall and winter seasons, preventative maintenance needs to be a priority. Doing so will ensure your family stays cozy throughout the colder seasons. It will also help you avoid extensive issues that require costly repairs.

Schedule a Tune-Up Service

Routine tune-ups are essential to the efficient operation of your HVAC system. It prolongs the life of your equipment and reduces the chances of damage. Experts recommend scheduling service at least twice a year, preferably before the end of spring and fall. Besides inspecting your HVAC unit, professionals will also clean and lubricate its components. 

If your technician discovers issues with your HVAC system, address them immediately so that you don’t face emergency work during the coldest day of the winter. Don’t delay repairs or a replacement if they are necessary.

Replace Your Air Filter

Dust, dirt, pollen, and other contaminants can accumulate on air filters. Failing to replace them could restrict airflow and make your spaces uncomfortable. Clogged filters can also cause air pollutants to circulate in your home, risking your family’s health. Regular filter replacement is a simple yet effective way to keep your HVAC system in optimal condition and something you can do as a homeowner.

Eliminate Debris Around Your Outdoor Unit

Your outdoor unit is more susceptible to damage from the weather and harsh outdoor elements. Even though the air conditioner season is over don’t leave leaves and debris on your outside equipment. Unblock and make certain you have clear air space around your inbound and outbound pipes. One way to protect it is to ensure debris doesn’t accumulate around the equipment. Eliminate dried leaves, branches, and other items that can obstruct the blower and evaporator coils. 

If you haven’t done your fall maintenance, give Apex Heating & Cooling from Valpariso, Indiana a call at 219-299-7134 and we’ll schedule your preventative maintenance and help you through this winter season.