Every homeowner in northern Utah needs to take HVAC maintenance very seriously as the region prepares for winter!
Fall is officially here, which means kids are back in school, the leaves are changing, and our intense winter weather is quickly on its way. We all remember just how intense last year’s record-breaking winter was, and with a strong El Nino forecasted, it’ll be absolutely critical for home and business owners to begin preparing their HVAC systems.
Autumn is the perfect time to get your system professionally inspected by our specialists, because we’ll help you prepare your seasonal switch and let you know what repairs might be needed. You’ll always be much better off getting HVAC repairs during this time of year, as opposed to in the heart of the winter!
Be sure to keep the following HVAC maintenance tips in mind this fall as you begin to prepare your home for the upcoming winter!
Changing Your HVAC Filters
It’s important to switch out your HVAC filters on a regular basis, and this is an essential maintenance step during the fall months as well. Neglecting this easy type of upkeep can put a ton of unnecessary strain on your system, and this is particularly an issue for households with pets.
So, even though it’s best to switch out your filters about every 2-3 months, you should still consider doing this so you’re going into the winter with a fresh filter.
Testing Your System’s Thermostat
It’s never good when you don’t test your thermostat and find out that your furnace is malfunctioning at the beginning of winter. Testing your home’s thermostat during the fall can help you stay on top of your HVAC repair needs.
The trick with this type of test is to make sure that you hear the heater kick on before turning it back off. It you don’t notice it kicking into gear, it’s a red flag that you’re going to need a professional inspection.
Covering Up Your AC Condenser Unit
Once we’re further into fall and it’s time to turn off your AC system, you could consider covering up your outdoor condenser unit. This will help protect it from falling leaves, ice, snow, and other winter debris.
Investing In Chimney Services
Chimneys can experience all sorts of issues, including flammable material buildup. This is why it’s so crucial to have your home’s chimney professionally serviced on a yearly basis—and the fall months are the perfect time of year to invest in this type of service.
Even if your chimney is gas-powered, you should have it inspected for animal activity, corrosion, and carbon buildup.
Testing Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, and your home’s detectors are your only line of defense against this incredibly dangerous gas. It’s absolutely critical that you test your carbon monoxide detectors each fall, and be sure that they’re properly placed throughout your property—at least five feet above the floor.
Testing Your System’s Igniter Switch
No matter how new your home’s HVAC system is, you’re going to need to test out your system’s igniter switch on a yearly basis. The fall months are a great time to conduct this type of test, and you can either follow your unit’s manual, or hire professionals to conduct this type of test for you.
Getting Your Blower Motor Serviced
It’s also a good idea to get your system’s blower motor serviced this time of year, because this component typically needs to be lubricated or cleaned on a regular basis.
Although your owner’s manual could guide you through this type of DIY project, it’s generally best to allow HVAC technicians to conduct this type of cleaning during a seasonal maintenance appointment.
Servicing Your Unit’s Heat Exchanger
Your furnace’s heat exchanger is going to need to be cleaned prior to using it throughout this upcoming winter. Our experts will help you with this type of careful cleaning procedure, and we’ll also be on the lookout for any signs of leaks or cracks within your system.
Contact The Beehive Heating & Air Team To Get Your HVAC System Prepared For Winter!
Beehive Heating & Air is one of the leading HVAC businesses in northern Utah, and our team is here to help prepare your home or business for the upcoming winter season.
Contact us online or give us a call at 801-849-3860 to schedule your seasonal maintenance appointment today!