3 Tips For Fall HVAC Maintenance To Keep Your Home Comfortable All Year

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When winter is near, there is maintenance to be done to your heating and cooling system. You will need to prepare your AC for the months when it will not be needed and have your furnace serviced. If you want your home to be comfortable all year, then fall maintenance is important for your HVAC system. Here are a few tips to help get your HVAC system ready for winter:

1. The Last Servicing of Your AC System for The Year

When fall arrives and the weather starts to get cooler, you will not need the AC as much. This is a good time to have an HVAC technician service the air conditioner for the last time for the year. In addition to servicing your AC, you may want to have it weatherized to protect it through the winter months. It is best to wait until the weather is cold enough where you do not need the AC anymore to winterize it, but you will still want to do it before the cold weather comes and you need heating.

2. Inspecting and Preparing Ductwork for Another Cold Winter

After you have had the AC serviced and winterized, you will need to check the ductwork. Sometimes, there may be problems with ducts, such as air leaks and damage that needs to be repaired. Inspect all the ducts in your home for minor repair needs. In addition, dampers in the ductwork will need to be adjusted for winter heating, which is something that and HVAC technician will be able to do for you when you have your system serviced.

3. Furnace Maintenance to Get Your Heating Ready for Cold Weather

The last step in getting ready for winter will be servicing the furnace before you need your heating. The furnace will need to be inspected and cleaned to ensure that everything is working as it should. If you do any cleaning of the furnace yourself, be careful cleaning parts like the igniter, which can be damaged easily if you tamper with it. It is best to just blow the dust off parts and not touch them to avoid damage. Turn the heating on to check that everything is working as it should before you need your heating.

These are some tips that will help you get your HVAC system ready for another cold winter. Contact an HVAC contractor, like those at HELP Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Electric, to help with all the improvements that need to be done before winter gets here. 

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