HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips for Fall and Winter

Fall is well upon us. Now is the right time to get your heating system ready for winter. There are various benefits of maintaining your HVAC before winter. A well-maintained HVAC unit operates efficiently and is less prone to breakdowns.

Fall is usually a slow season for HVAC contractors. Finding a contractor for heater repair in Roseville is much easier in fall than in winter.

Here are some tips to get your HVAC ready for fall and winter.

Replace Filters

HVAC filters are designed to trap common contaminants such as dander, pollen, and dirt and dust particles in the air. Over time, filters get clogged with dust and dirt. A dirty filter can contribute to airflow issues. Clogged filters can force the fan motor to work harder. A stressed motor can burn out, resulting in overheating and system failure. To prevent expensive repairs, replace clogged filters with high-efficiency pleated filters.

Though HVAC contractors usually recommend replacing filters every three months, consider replacing your filters more frequently (at least once every month). If you have pets, kids, elderly family members, or a family member has a seasonal allergy.

Reprogram Your Thermostat

If you are still using a non-programmable thermostat, now is the right time to upgrade to a programmable model. A programmable thermostat will allow you to lower your temperature setting when no one is home or during the night to save on energy bills.

Clean and Unblock Vents and Registers

Make sure all your return vents, supply vents, and registers are not blocked or closed off in any way. Get rid of dirt and dust that may have accumulated around the area. Periodically cleaning your vents will prevent dirt and dust from entering your HVAC and circulating throughout your home.

Have Your HVAC System Maintained by an Expert

Before fall hits us in force, have your system inspected and maintained by your contractor (even if everything seems fine). Your contractor will make sure your system is ready for fall and the heating season.

The professional will winterize your system, check electrical connections, replace filters, and lubricate & clean (or replace, if required) different parts to make sure they are working properly.

Ways to Get the Most out of Your HVAC

Here are some tips to improve your HVAC’s efficiency during the heating season

  • Seal energy leaks around windows
  • Periodically clean vents and ducts
  • Use sheer curtains to maximize sunlight
  • Make sure your thermostat is working properly.

South Placer Heating and Air is a leading HVAC contractor in Roseville. We are committed to helping our customers keep their HVAC healthy year-round. To schedule an inspection, call (916) 246-2089.