Fall is right around the corner, so it’s time to say goodbye to those long summer days. As the weather starts to cool, we know we’ll soon be relying on our HVAC systems to keep us warm throughout winter. So, now is the perfect time to make sure your HVAC unit is in good shape. Performing maintenance at this time of year helps to reduce the chances of it failing when you need it most, also saving you money in the long run.

Read on to find out what you should be adding to your fall HVAC to-do list.

Clean out the unit

A clean AC unit is a healthy one, so you should check for any debris or build up around your unit. Clear the outdoor unit of any debris like leaves and dirt, and try to keep an area of a couple of feet around the unit clear to allow for optimum airflow. You should also wipe down your air registers to remove dust that might have built up.

Check your air filter

You should be checking your air filter on a regular basis to ensure that it is clean and in good condition. If it has become clogged with dust and other particles, then it will not allow your HVAC unit to work as efficiently as it should. Your air filter may need replacing, which we recommend doing at least every 2-3 months.

Test the heater

It’s good to know that your heating system will work properly when you need it. So, take this season as a chance to test it out before winter. If you turn it on and find a problem, then you will be able to get it professionally repaired before it is too late. You can also give it a quick visual inspection for any visible damage.

Arrange a tune-up

Calling an HVAC repair professional will ensure that your heating system is operating at full efficiency by the time winter arrives. They can perform a variety of preventative maintenance tasks and inspect all parts to make sure no further repairs are required.

Don’t leave your HVAC maintenance until winter. Get on top of your to-do list this fall to make sure you’re ready for the cold. If you need any professional maintenance or repairs for your HVAC system, then contact us for AC repair and other services around the Piedmont Triad.