Fall HVAC Maintenance
As you transition from air conditioning to heating, there are a few things you can do before scheduling your check-up.
When outside raking leaves, be sure to leave about four feet of clear space around your outdoor compressor. Next, be sure to stock up on air filters, which need to be replaced routinely to ensure the best airflow.
All set? Here’s what your HVAC specialist will do during your visit:
For your AC:
- Flush the drain lines. This prevents freezing during the winter.
- Scrub dust and debris off the coils and other equipment.
- Monitor refrigerant levels for any leakage.
- Check internal components like belts and pulleys.
For your heating system:
- Check electrical connections, controls, and sensors.
- Use thermal technology to inspect your ductwork for heat loss.
- Inspect and calibrate your thermostat for accurate readings.
- Clean internal parts and check for damage (coils, pilot light, ignitor, burner).
- Look for safety hazards (bad connections, cracked heat exchanger, presence of soot).
- Ensure your carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are working and correctly placed.