Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Heating and Cooling System
It’s finally time to turn off your air conditioner! Now that fall’s here, you need to prepare your heating system for the next season. Here are some fall maintenance tips from your favorite heating and cooling company in North Kansas City.
Clean your vents and ducts.
There are many reasons to clean your vents and ducts at the end of each season. It reduces the number of allergens, pollen, mildew, and mold spores in your home. It helps remove unpleasant scents coming from your ductwork, and it increases the efficiency of your heating and cooling units.
Plus, unexpected visitors will be less likely to see a layer of dust on your furniture. Not that they would judge you for that, right?
Change your filter.
The internet is full of opposing advice on how often you should change your system’s filter. Most experts say to go no more than three months before replacing it. The problem with this advice is that few people follow it to a T. Three months turns into five months, and that’s entirely too long to go between changes.
To keep yourself on schedule, set a calendar reminder on your phone to tell you when it is time to replace your filter. You could also make a mental note to change it on the first day of every season.
A clean filter helps your system run efficiently and keeps dust and allergens from spreading throughout your home.
Clean your outdoor unit.
One of the great things about living in the Midwest is that we enjoy four distinct seasons. Those four seasons can create quite the mess around our outdoor heating and cooling units. Remove the pollen that has built up on your unit over the summer, and make sure to keep the falling leaves and twigs from gathering around the base.
Since many times these units may be out of sight, out of mind, try to remember to take care of this task every time you mow your grass or rake your leaves.
Schedule your fall maintenance visit.
If you live in the Northland, including Platte City, Camden Point, and St. Joe, give Schomburg Heating and Cooling Inc a call so we can perform routine maintenance on your HVAC system.
Our technicians will make sure that your system is working correctly and efficiently. Efficient systems cost less to run. This maintenance appointment may help lower your monthly bill.
We will also make sure that your system is running safely. We test for gas, Freon, and carbon monoxide leaks. We will clean and adjust safety controls and check and adjust the gas pressure.
Although we can’t guarantee that your system won’t break down if you schedule preventative maintenance, it is less likely you will be left without heat during a cold snap if Schomburg techs look at your system this fall.
If you are looking for a heating company in Dearborn, Smithville, Weston, or any other town north of the river, contact Schomburg Heating and Cooling Inc at 816-238-0032.