Some homeowners may not recognize that their HVAC system requires more maintenance than just a regular air filter change. Keeping your system clean, lubricated, and in working order is an important part of maintaining home comfort. Not to mention, a regularly maintained HVAC system typically experiences less malfunctions, and air conditioning and heating equipment tends to last longer when it’s well cared for.
The key to keeping your home comfortable year-round is getting an annual HVAC tune-up, and fall just happens to be the best time to do it. Below, we’ll discuss what a professional HVAC tune-up entails, and why fall is the best time to schedule your annual maintenance visit.
What is an HVAC Tune-Up?
We recommend that homeowners get a professional HVAC tune-up at least once a year. Tune-ups help avoid unexpected breakdowns, improve system efficiency, increase the lifespan of your unit, and enhance your home’s overall comfort levels. During most HVAC tune-ups, a professional HVAC technician will:
- Clean your system’s condenser coils
- Evaluate the coolant levels
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Tighten and inspect electrical connections
- Evaluate blower motor performance
- Check the condition of the blower belt
- Calibrate the thermostat to ensure it’s working properly
- Inspect your system’s ductwork
Your HVAC technician will also inspect other areas of your equipment for wear and tear. If they notice any repair needs, they can work to fix your system and have you back up and running in no time.
Why Fall is the Best Time for HVAC Maintenance
You may be wondering, why is fall the best time for an HVAC tune-up? One of the main reasons that most HVAC companies recommend a tune-up in the fall is because this tends to be the season when your HVAC system gets the least amount of use. Whereas most homeowners run their AC in the summer and turn up the heat once winter arrives, the fall season tends to have more moderate weather offering your HVAC system a bit of a break.
Before you turn your heat on for the winter, you should have your system inspected by a professional HVAC technician. A tune-up can help prevent major breakdowns during the cold winter months, when you will be relying on your system to keep you and your family warm. Your HVAC technician will also make it possible for your system to run more efficiently. This can help you cut down on energy costs during heating season.
Is it time for your annual HVAC tune-up? Be sure to call us soon to make a maintenance service appointment with one of our trained and experienced HVAC technicians: (303) 916-6773