Properly maintaining your HVAC system gives you peace of mind of knowing it’ll continue to work when you need it for the winter in Surf City, NC. An efficient, well-maintained HVAC system reduces the cost of heating your home. Read on to learn about fall HVAC maintenance, its importance and what you can do to prepare your system for the heating season.

Have Your HVAC System Inspected in the Fall

Having your HVAC system inspected in the fall before winter’s cold arrives keeps it running reliably. As a result, it’ll be ready with warm air when you need it. When you schedule your inspection in the fall, you’ll have time to arrange for any additional service or repairs you need before winter.

Scheduling your maintenance early also means you won’t have to wait for an appointment when our service technicians are busy with service calls for those who waited only to find that they need emergency repairs or even a whole new system. A well-maintained HVAC system also keeps your home and its air cleaner.

Maintenance Steps You Can Take Yourself

The most important maintenance step you can take is to check the air filter on your HVAC system once a month. If it’s dirty, you should replace it.

Even if it doesn’t appear to be dirty, you should replace the air filter at least every three months. You may need to change the air filter more frequently than that if you leave your windows open or have pets.

Another step you can take to keep your system and your home free of dust buildup is to wipe the dust off the vents on your registers. You should do this weekly or at least every time you check your air filter.

To reduce the strain on your HVAC system, make sure not to place any heavy furniture or other obstruction where it blocks a register.

Finally, keep an ear out for any unusual noises, and if you hear them, try to locate the source and correct it. Noises can come from loose bolts on the registers or furnace, debris in the vents or something that’s blocking the register.

When to Call a Professional

If you hear an unusual noise and can’t identify and correct the source, you should call a professionally trained service technician to investigate and resolve the problem. In addition to having your HVAC system checked every fall, it’s wise to schedule a regular annual appointment to have your HVAC system’s ducts cleaned.

Before winter’s cold temperatures arrive, call Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect your HVAC system and make any necessary repairs. As a result, you and your family can stay warm and comfy all winter long in Surf City, NC.

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