It’s finally autumn! As the weather begins to drop and the leaves begin to change color, it is important to make sure that your house is prepared for the winter months that are to come. Now is the time to make sure that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is ready for fall and winter. 

By doing HVAC maintenance on a regular basis, you can extend the life of your furnace and reduce the likelihood that it will require expensive repairs in the future. By adhering to these helpful home comfort guidelines for the fall, you can ensure that you have a house that is warm and inviting.

Check the Filter in the Furnace

Did you know that a dirty furnace filter is the most common cause of a fire in a heating appliance? Checking your furnace filter is one of the most important fall HVAC maintenance tasks you can do to protect yourself from the impending catastrophe. Even if you do not have any clean filters on hand to replace the filthy ones, it is still a good idea to do so in order to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in your home. 

Do you still recall how to replace the filter in the furnace? You can refresh your memory on how to alter your filter by watching one of our videos that explains how to do it. Better still, take advantage of our filter replacement service to have a new, clean filter delivered to your home after every three months at no additional cost.

Seal Cracks & Leaks

This autumn, caulk any gaps or holes in your home’s exterior that may allow air to escape, as this will prevent unwelcome drafts from entering your space. Windows and doors that have been weatherproofed using caulk and weatherstripping can assist reduce energy loss. In addition, your heating and ventilation system won’t have to put in extra hours of labor to meet the requirements of heating a home that has been drafted.

Configure Your Temperature Control

There is nothing that makes getting up for work more challenging than having to drag oneself out of a nice, comfortable bed. You can set your programmable thermostat to gradually increase the temperature half an hour before you are due to get up in the morning. Put it in automatic mode and forget about it. Our thermostats provide you the ability to program temperatures for up to four separate times throughout the day. If you notice that your thermostat does not seem to respond to your adjustments for whatever reason, there may be a problem with the thermostat itself. Let the professionals validate it and then submit an online request here on your behalf.

Clear Debris & ‘Winterize’

Have you lately performed any maintenance on your outdoor units? Debris from the summer may have made its way close to the HVAC system in your home, reducing its ability to function at its maximum capacity. It is imperative that you remove any unwanted cotton, pollen, or leaves that may be obstructing your device in some way. In addition, if you do not intend to make use of your air conditioner throughout the winter months, now can be an excellent time to cover it so that it is shielded from the weather.

HVAC System Maintenance (Bi-Annual Basis)

Two checkups every year on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system will ensure that everything operates properly during the entire season. In order to get your home ready for the rigors of winter, we highly recommend that homeowners schedule an inspection of their HVAC system throughout the fall. You can join up for one of our Guardian Maintenance Plans or book your yearly maintenance inspection online. Both of these options are available to you.

Oak Lawn HVAC

This fall, it is important to have a professional come in and inspect and clean your furnace in order to ensure that it is operating efficiently and safely. Oak Lawn HVAC provides yearly maintenance plans and technicians who are Trust Certified. These specialists will detect any problem or system failure that arises. In addition, we do preventative maintenance in order to guarantee that your heating system is working at its most effective level. 

Contact us through our website or give us a call at the number shown above to get a head start on your next furnace replacement and to take advantage of our Pre-Season Furnace Sale before it is over!

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