With fall now upon us, cooler days and nights are expected moving forward, which means you’ll definitely be relying on your HVAC system for your heating needs. With winter just a few months away, local HVAC companies recommend having your equipment inspected and maintained to make sure it’s in good working condition. This October, consider the maintenance to-do list below.
Change Your Air Filter
It’s important to change your air filter right away if you haven’t done so in the last few months. For disposable filters, remove the existing one from the system and insert a clean replacement. For reusable filters, wash it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Just be sure that it’s dry before you put it back in the filter compartment.
Inspect HVAC Components
Next, check to make sure your HVAC system’s vents, including registers and return air grilles, aren’t blocked. The area around them must be clear of any obstructions, such as carpets, rugs and furniture. Otherwise, the restricted airflow will cause the equipment to overheat, which may result in performance issues.
Invest in a Zoning System
If you want to cut off heating to unused areas of your home, be sure not to close more than 20 percent of the HVAC system’s vents. Better yet, work with a trusted heating and air conditioning repair contractor who can help you in designing and installing zoning solutions for your home.
Give Your Heating System a Test Run
Test your heating system to see if it comes on and is working properly. Do this before temperatures drop so you’ll have the time to make any necessary repairs before cold weather sets in.
Should you run into problems with your equipment this October, there’s only one company you should call. Comfort Solutions Heating & Cooling is your go-to team for heating and air conditioning maintenance. Our expert technicians have the knowledge and capabilities required to properly care for your HVAC system, no matter the issue.
Call us today at (503) 344-1315 or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation consultation.