With Chicago getting its first wave of fall-like weather this week, it’s time to prepare your HVAC units for the coziest time of year.
Fall 2016 HVAC Checklist
1. Check Your Air Filters
Be sure you know the condition of your air filters to determine whether they need to be cleaned or fully replaced. And the cleaner you keep your air filters, the lower your energy costs will be. Monthly cleanings are ideal as dust and debris tend to build up during cooler months.
2. Clear Your Airways
Just as your air filters can collect dust and debris, so can your airways. To get the most out of your heat, clear these on a regular basis.
Another way to get the most out of your heating system – lean in and listen for any escaping air from your air ducts. Take it even further by getting a pressure test performed by a professional, and you can be certain your ducts are in the best shape for the fall.
4. Test Your Thermostat
No need for surprises when the time comes to heat up your home. Test out the heat before it becomes cold at least once. A temperature of 79 degrees or above will ensure that your thermostat is working properly.
5. Do a Mechanic Check
Be sure that the essential parts that help your HVAC run, like electrical connections, burner, belts, and exchangers, are working correctly. Without doing so, you can put your home at risk for an electrical fire.
6. Schedule an Appointment with a Professional
The most important tip of all! We recommend that you schedule an appointment before any extreme weather changes.
With a five-year apprenticeship program, our SMART technicians are equipped with the best knowledge and skillset to take care of any of your HVAC needs.
Be smart – schedule your fall maintenance check with us today.