Is scheduling a fall maintenance visit on your to-do list? As the days get shorter and temperatures drop, it is time to prepare your home for winter. Scheduling a maintenance checkup in the fall will ensure your HVAC system is ready for the transition from air conditioning to heat.
Before the service technician arrives, here is a checklist of things you can do to make the maintenance visit more thorough and streamlined:
- Change the filters in the units. The beginning of each season is a good rule of thumb. Create a reminder to check the filters monthly. Periodic cleaning will extend the life of the filter. If you have pets or open your windows frequently, you may have to change them more often.
- Clear the area around the outdoor components of the HVAC system so the technician has easy access.
- Make a note of any problems you notice. Does the unit make a funny noise? Do you see any leaks or hear any drips? Is there visible dust or dirt? Do you see rust?
- Invest in a good cover for your air conditioning unit. Heavy winter snow and ice can cause damage and rust. A properly fitted cover will keep the unit clean, safe, and prevent critters from making it their home during winter months.
The heating and air conditioning system is the heart of your home. It works day and night to keep your family safe and comfortable. Regular maintenance and professional service is the best way to prevent small problems from becoming major repairs. Get in touch with our team at G+S Energy today to discuss maintenance agreements that will keep your HVAC in tip-top shape.