When it comes to home maintenance, there’s a right time for everything. Spring is the best time to get your interior cleaned up, for example, while summer is perfect for yard work. For heating and air conditioning repair and tune-ups, fall is the ideal season. Neglecting issues with your HVAC system can lead to bigger problems down the road, which can potentially leave you without heating in the dead of winter.
So what heating and cooling maintenance tasks should you be checking off your to-do list this fall? Let our skilled technicians at Air Pro Inc. walk you through some HVAC essentials that will help keep your system in good working condition throughout the heating season.
Clogged filters force your HVAC system to work harder and consume more energy in order to maintain your usual amount of comfort. Over time, this could lead to a drop in energy efficiency as well as costly cooling and heating repair services. Most experts recommend changing (or cleaning) your filters at least once every 30 days, and even more frequently if you have pets in your home. You could also ask your HVAC contractor for HEPA filters to really improve your indoor air quality.
Your duct network handles virtually 100% of your home’s air circulation. A small leak within this system might not seem like a big deal, but with continued use, over the course of a couple of months that one leak could easily rack up hundreds of dollars in energy losses. Additionally, you could also take this opportunity to have your ducts cleaned professionally. Duct cleaning should be done at least once every three to five years.
Getting a professional to perform a furnace or boiler inspection seems like the practical thing to do in fall, but it’s important to have your cooling unit serviced as well. Seasonal tune-ups for both your heating and cooling can save you a lot of headaches (and money) in heater and air conditioning replacement in the future.
At Air Pro Inc, we’re your leading provider of HVAC installation, repair and maintenance services. Give us a call at (505) 224-2806 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.