Fall Is Just Around the Corner: Plan Your HVAC Maintenance

Fall Is Just Around the Corner: Plan Your HVAC MaintenanceThe lull between our heating and cooling seasons is the ideal time for the preventative maintenance that keeps your HVAC equipment in prime condition. By planning ahead and scheduling your fall checkup now, you’ll be cozy and comfortable when the seasons change.

The Benefits of Fall HVAC Maintenance

Semi-annual tuneups cover a number of essential tasks that maximize energy efficiency, boost comfort and extend the life span of your HVAC equipment. Here are some of the crucial services that should be performed during a fall maintenance appointment:

  • Check for thermostat accuracy and functionality. You technician may suggest switching to a programmable thermostat if you don’t have one, to customize comfort and energy consumption around your schedule.
  • Inspect/tighten the electrical connections, and test current and voltage. Faulty or loose connections and incorrect current and voltage can adversely affect safe, efficient operation and increase the chances of an equipment failure.
  • Lubricate all the moving parts. When moving parts like motors and fans aren’t adequately lubricated, the resulting friction impairs efficiency and can cause the components to overheat and fail. Overheating also creates a serious fire hazard.
  • Check the condensate drain and trap. A blocked condensate drain can lead to excess humidity issues, bacteria, mold and mildew growth and water damage in a home.
  • Test the system’s start-up and safety controls. These critical controls are what keep the HVAC system operating properly and safely.
  • Inspect the exhaust system. Corrosion, leaks and back-drafts in the vent stack or chimney can allow lethal carbon monoxide and other combustion byproducts to build up in a dwelling.
  • Check the burners, fuel lines and connections, and heat exchanger(s). If the burners are dirty, there are fuel leaks and/or cracks in the heat exchangers, the system’s energy efficiency drops and your safety is compromised.
  • Replace the air filter. To maintain energy efficiency and protect the equipment, check the filter monthly in between tuneups, and replace it as needed.

To learn more about the importance of fall HVAC maintenance, please contact us at Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’ve proudly served Farmington, Rochester Hills, Oxford and all the surrounding areas since 1945.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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