Reasons Your HVAC System Needs Fall Maintenance

Autumn is knocking at our doors. Before you know it, you will need to turn up the heat at home. Before fall arrives in full force, you need to get your HVAC ready.

From poor indoor air quality to frequent breakdowns, there are several consequences of fall furnace maintenance neglect. Fall HVAC maintenance can prevent costly repairs. Still not sure whether you should schedule fall HVAC maintenance? Here are some reasons to give your HVAC some TLC this fall.

Prepare for Winter

One of the most important reasons for fall HVAC maintenance is to prepare your heating system in Sacramento for the heating season. Your HVAC technician will winterize your system and inspect different components to make sure they’re working properly.

Your technician will check and tighten connections and lubricate parts. They will look for and repair leaks to ensure your system runs as efficiently as possible.

Improved Indoor air quality

Your HVAC is responsible for maintaining good indoor quality and temperature. Without regular maintenance, an HVAC system is unable to perform this critical function and can circulate air that is even more polluted than outside air.

Indoor air quality is important year-round but definitely needs extra attention when temperatures drop, as you and your loved ones will spend more time indoors.

Before fall arrives, have your system inspected and maintained by your technician. During the session, the professional will get rid of debris, replace filters, and fix leaks to ensure your system is ready to cycle air throughout your home.

Enhanced Safety

Running a poorly maintained HVAC system can be dangerous. Serious issues such as cracks in the heat exchanger or short circuits can cause safety hazards (such as fires or carbon monoxide poisoning).

Around 50,000 people are forced to make a trip to the ER due to accidental CO poisoning. Stay safe! Schedule HVAC maintenance before fall. An experienced HVAC technician has trained eyes and can detect issues that average homeowners miss.

Perfect Timing 

In fall, the weather is pleasant (neither too hot nor too cold), which means you won’t need to have your cooling system running or your heat turned on and would have nothing to worry about if your HVAC technician turns off the system to check different components.


Fall is usually a slow season for HVAC contractors as most homeowners schedule HVAC maintenance before summer or winter. Finding a reliable contractor in fall is much easier than in summer or winter. You may even find a contractor willing to provide a discount. Your contractor will be in no hurry and will make sure everything goes according to plan.

Is your HVAC acting up? The South Placer Heating and Air team can help. We are trusted by several families in Sacramento. Our technicians have a solution to every heating and cooling problem. To discuss your heating or cooling nightmare with one of our experts, call (916) 246-2089.