As fall moves into Indiana, dropping temperatures signal that now’s the time to make sure your heating system will be ready when you need it. Getting an annual preseason HVAC tuneup is the surest way to do that. Although you can change the air filter and clean the vents yourself, for a thorough inspection, you’ll want to call in a professional.
Tune-ups offer multiple benefits
First and foremost, a preseason inspection keeps you safe. An HVAC specialist can identify and eliminate dangers such as loose electrical connections and minor gas leaks that could cause health problems or fires.
Preventive maintenance also catches problems in the early stages when they’re easier and cheaper to repair. That means you won’t be unpleasantly surprised by major repair expenses or, worse, malfunctions that shut down your whole heating system.
In addition to preventing problems, an HVAC technician can suggest ways to improve your system’s energy efficiency so you can lower your heating costs this winter.
What to expect
During a fall HVAC tuneup, your technician will tighten electrical connections, test the system’s motor, and lubricate the moving parts in your heating system to keep them running efficiently.
The specialist also will test the controls to make sure the system starts, runs, and turns off as it should. This includes checking the thermostat settings to ensure you’ll be able to heat your home to the temperature you want without wasting energy.
If you heat with gas or oil, your technician will inspect the fuel line connections, gas pressure, burner combustion, heat exchanger, and furnace and flue outlets. This part of the maintenance process uncovers problems such as incomplete combustion, cracks, leaks and clogs that not only reduce the system’s efficiency, but also pose health and safety hazards.
Autumn is the perfect time for a heating system checkup, but it’s also busy season for HVAC technicians, so schedule your tune-up early to avoid delays.
To get more expert guidance on fall HVAC tuneups and keeping your home warm all winter, contact us at Mowery Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. We’ve been providing the Indianapolis area with reliable HVAC services for more than 40 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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