Summer’s heat may seem like it’s here to stay, but the Wisconsin winter is just around the corner. Do you have your fall HVAC maintenance checklist ready? As we head into the fall months, it’s vital to get your home ready for the cold days ahead. This includes your HVAC system, which will be doing the heavy lifting when it comes to fighting the frigid weather. To keep your system in tip-top shape, here are a few quick fall HVAC maintenance items for your fall to-do list.
- Check the Filters – Your air filters are the first line of defense when it comes to keeping your system operating at peak efficiency and maintaining indoor air quality. A clogged filter makes your furnace work harder, increasing wear and tear on your HVAC system and driving up your energy costs.
- Clean Your Furnace – It’s important to make sure there is a clear perimeter of at least three feet around your furnace to minimize fire hazards while it’s in use. While you’re at it, opening the access panel will allow you to clear out any pet hair, dust or other debris inside.
- Ready Your Condenser Unit for Fall – Keeping debris away from your condenser unit is important, and it’s the last thing you’ll want to do when temperatures begin to plummet. Sticks, leaves and the assorted debris of nature can wreak real havoc with your condenser, especially once leaves start falling. On the other hand, clearing the area in the fall can lighten your workload in the spring.
- Schedule Preventative Maintenance – The last thing you want in the dead of winter is to wake up to bone-chilling cold indoors. This is also an expensive time to require help because repair demands on HVAC companies are exceedingly high during the winter months. Worse, high demand can mean long waiting lists for service, the last thing you want in the dead of winter.
Fall is rapidly approaching, and the last thing you want is for winter to catch your HVAC system slipping. If you’re ready to get your fall HVAC maintenance taken care of, Sure-Fire is here to help. Give Sure-Fire a call and we can take care of all the items on your fall HVAC maintenance checklist!