It’s an inevitability that your heating and air conditioning systems will become less effective over time, due to both regular use and exposure to the elements. This is especially true for your heating system after sitting idle during the stuffy Spring and Summer months.
At Coastal Refrigeration, we want you to feel confident that your heating system won’t fail you when you need it most.
We know that the key to keeping your heating system running effectively throughout the Fall (and eventually the Winter) is preparation, and, as such, we’ve put together this simple Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist to help you get your system ready for the cold with confidence.
Check Your Thermostat and Adjust Accordingly
Two simple steps you can take to make sure that your home and HVAC system are ready for cool, autumn temperatures is to test out your thermostat and double check that you have it programmed correctly. If your thermostat fails to function properly, or if your seasonal programming is too hot (or not hot enough) you’ll be able to find out and deal with it sooner rather than later.
Check Your Air Filters and Replace Them if Needed
If your HVAC or furnace’s filter is dirty and clogged up, it will greatly impact their overall effectiveness, even leading to damage or higher heating bills! Keeping an eye on your air filters, and replacing them when they are dirty, are both great ways to make sure your HVAC system and furnace stays healthy all year round.
Move Clutter Away From Your Furnace and HVAC System
Once the weather warms up and the thermostat goes down, it can be easy to start moving stuff around the house and inadvertently block off the furnace or vents. Before you turn on the heat for the cooler months, make it a priority to check that there aren’t any combustible items blocking the furnace or vents in your house, as it could lead to a fire.
See If Your Furnace or Boiler Needs A Tune-Up or Repairs
Without regular tune-ups and servicing for your furnace and boiler, your heating unit may break down prematurely, leading to the need for a replacement (while you deal with cold temperatures in the interim). It’s best to investigate the status of your furnace or boiler now before it’s freezing outside.
Clean Out Your Vents (And Your HVAC System)
Both Spring and Summer weather can lead to a lot of residue build-up in your vents and HVAC unit, so it’s in your best interest to make sure things are clean and clear before you put your heating system to regular use. Any kind of blockage can lead to problems down the line.
Follow The Maintenance Schedule
By simply keeping your HVAC system up-to-date with its recommended maintenance schedule, you’ll be keeping it in tip-top shape throughout the year while making sure it will last for many more years to come.
Suspect an Issue? Schedule a Check-Up
If you think there might be a problem with your HVAC system, it is imperative that you have our team members inspect it for issues. If they detect a problem, they’ll be able to quickly address it and have your system ready for the Fall and Winter months.
Keep Your Home Comfortable This Fall With Coastal Refrigeration Corp.
Since 2004, Coastal Refrigeration has been proudly serving residential and commercial customers in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex County, New Jersey with heating, air conditioning, and other HVAC services.