Fall Furnace Check-up

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Fall is the perfect time of year for preventative maintenance on your furnace. You can do the maintenance yourself or hire a reliable HVAC service specialist. Whatever you choose—schedule a day well in advance so that you will not forget! This is especially important if you're considering selling your house in the near future.

It has been shown that regular maintenance of your HVAC unit is more cost effective in the long run. Regular check-ups lengthen the life of the unit as well as keep indoor air cleaner, and lower energy costs. Fall furnace inspections may also diagnose problems before the cold arrives. No one likes to have to call the repair service when it is 20 degrees outside.

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Prepare Your HVAC for the Fall/Winter

Check your thermostat!

Does it feel like the temperature is off in your home or the furnace is constantly running? You may have to replace the thermostat. There are now thermostats that you can control by apps on your smartphone. This allows for greater energy efficiency by creating a heating/cooling schedule. It is also great that you can monitor the temperature and make adjustments without having to be at home via your smartphone.

Change the air filter(s)

It is important for air quality to keep changing the filters. Most electronic thermostats will let you know when the filters are dirty, allowing for better air quality in the home. It is also always a good time to change them in the fall, after the late summer allergy season.

Clean your vents

Your homes vents need to be checked for debris and blockages. Vents that have not been cleaned can harbor mold, dead vermin or pests. Additionally, blocked vents can be a contributor to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Make sure to do regular maintenance on your furnace. Fall is the ideal season for HVAC service. Make the appointment today or DIY, either way, you can be rest assured that small cost for upkeep is worth a service call in the dead of winter.

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