Now that the hot, sticky summer weather is over, it is important to ensure that your HVAC system is performing at peak levels. Make sure your home and family stay comfortable with the upcoming change of seasons. Autumn is an ideal time for you to conduct preventative maintenance on your heating system. It’s also the perfect way to ensure that your system is running efficiently. Routine heating system maintenance is mandatory to the overall performance, functionality and lifespan of your HVAC system.
KEEP YOUR UNITS CLEAR FROM OBSTRUCTION
Since the fall is indicative of a slowdown in the outdoor growing season and the start of cooler seasonal temperatures, it is the ideal time of year to address any indoor or outdoor issues you may have with your HVAC system. With the end of summer, overgrowth and other types of clutter can obscure important intake areas of your HVAC system. We all know the importance of keeping both interior and exterior units clear so as to keep your system’s airflow unobstructed and the functionality of your system efficient and smooth.
With regard to your outside unit, be sure to clear away any debris, leaves, and twigs and trim down any trees, tall grass or shrubs. Try to create at least two feet of clearance around the unit. On the interior of your home, make certain your furnace is clear of obstructions such as stored items and the like. You want a two-foot clearance on the interior of your home as well.
ENERGY COSTS AND EFFICIENCY
Nearly half of the energy expenses in our homes stem from our heating and cooling system. This is another primary reason why routine heating system maintenance is so important. The experts here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling will keep your furnace or HVAC system’s overall efficiency at their peak levels while attributing to minimized utility bills at the same time. Our team will inspect your indoor and outdoor units, check all fluid levels, look for any leaks that may be present, test carbon monoxide detectors and test all motors. Our number one priority is to ensure that your system is performing efficiently and ready to handle the cold weather temperatures ahead.
Your HVAC system not only provides comfort to your family season after season, but is also keeps the air in your home clean and safe. Without routine heating system maintenance, you might fall victim to contaminated air that your heating and cooling system may very well be circulating throughout your living space. As many people tend to spend more time indoors once the weather gets colder, it is imperative that you maximize your indoor air quality. For the best indoor air quality season after season, the professionals here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling strongly suggest you change your system air filters every three months at least. The more often, the better!
DON’T PUT OFF NECESSARY REPAIRS
Your HVAC system is not designed to last a lifetime, but routine maintenance can certainly add a good many years to its life expectancy. In order to avoid major costly repairs and system breakdowns, make it a priority to schedule your heating system inspection in advance of using your furnace in the colder seasons. This simple task will keep you well ahead of any major repair problems. Our technicians, during routine maintenance and inspections, are able to identify any potential problems early on and provide effective, affordable solutions.
Autumn has arrived so take time out now to contact the professionals here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling and schedule your fall heating system maintenance and inspection. Our team stands ready to serve you and looks forward to providing you with the best all round HVAC products and services this side of Tennessee. Don’t delay. Schedule your appointment today!!