How to Prepare Your HVAC for Fall and Winter
Before summer gives way to autumn and the leaves start falling from the trees, we recommend calling Velocity Mechanical LLC to prepare your HVAC for fall and winter in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, AZ, and surrounding areas!
Getting an HVAC system ready for fall and winter isn’t a job for next week or next month—it takes time to do it properly.
There are a few things you can do to get your system ready for the colder months. First, have your contractor check the air filters and replace them if needed. Dirty air filters will make your system work harder and use more energy, so it’s important to keep them clean. You should also have your contractor check the thermostat to ensure it’s set correctly and is working properly.
If you’re not using your HVAC system as much in the fall and winter seasons, you can save energy by turning it down a few degrees. Many people like to keep their homes at a comfortable temperature all year round, but that’s not really necessary. If you fuel your home to the right temperature when no one is there, it will be more comfortable and save energy costs.
It might seem like a small job, but getting your HVAC ready for winter is an important part of maintaining your system. By scheduling regular maintenance, you can prevent potential problems before they happen—and that will save both time and money.
If you need help getting your HVAC ready for fall and winter in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, AZ, and surrounding areas, give us a call at (480) 688-7078.
What’s Included in HVAC Maintenance?
One of the most important things to do before winter starts is to schedule a maintenance checkup for your HVAC system with a qualified contractor. During this checkup, the contractor will do the following:
- Check the air filters and replace them if needed
- Check the thermostat and ensure it’s set correctly
- Inspect the condenser and evaporator coils for dirt, dust, and debris
- Clean or replace the air filters
- Check the refrigerant levels
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Tune-up the blower motor
- Check the safety controls
Taking care of these tasks before winter will ensure your system is operating at its best. It also helps reduce the risk of expensive repairs in the future or prevent problems with your system altogether.