Fall is the perfect time to start getting your HVAC system ready for winter. Though the bitter cold is still a while away, prepping in the fall can ensure your system is running at its absolute best at the first sign of the chill. So if you are sitting down to write your fall to-do list, don’t forget to include your HVAC system prep.

Clean It

One of the best ways to prep your HVAC for the change of season is by giving it a good clean. Change air filters, turn off all electricity and clean the outdoor fan, clean condenser coils, and make sure you have clearance around the unit. A dirty, clogged, and an uncleaned unit will hinder its function and lead to a breakdown.

Check for Damage

To keep your HVAC system working at its best, you’ll want to give it a full check before winter begins. While you are in the process of cleaning your HVAC unit, give it a good look over. Keep an eye out for damage to the fan and be sure that your coils are free from any visible issues. If you are having trouble cleaning your coils, this could also be a sign of damage and should be looked at it by a professional. While you are cleaning, don’t forget to keep an eye out for any leaks or electrical damage that could have occurred over the summer.

Schedule Maintenance

A regular tune-up can help spot those issues that might not be so easy to find with the naked eye. Small or slow leaks can be easy to miss, and with a regular tune up you can catch it early and save yourself from a major issue. A regular tune-up will also ensure that your system is ready to go once the cold weather hits.

 

Nobody wants to be left in the cold because of a major issue they could have prevented in the fall. Residents of southern Connecticut can count on the experts at Tri-City Heating and Cooling for all of their heating and air conditioner maintenance needs. Schedule your service online, or call (203) 582-4269.