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October 4, 2023
The brisk fall mornings here in New England are a reminder that the sub-freezing winter temperatures are just on the horizon, and good winter HVAC prep starts before the snow begins to fly! If you are in search of what to add to your HVAC maintenance tasks in order to be fully prepared for winter, CARJON has got you covered. Here are the things to consider when it comes to your heating and cooling system maintenance in the fall.
The Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance
Even if your heating and cooling systems are brand new, or operating at peak performance already, regular HVAC maintenance will always be more cost-effective than neglecting them and paying for emergency service down the line. And if you can get your seasonal HVAC maintenance done before the winter arrives, your home will benefit in a number of ways, such as:
- Reduced winter heating costs
- Increased comfort
- Less risk of heating emergencies
- Extended furnace lifespan
Here are the things you can do yourself when it comes to HVAC maintenance.
For Starters, Change Your Air Filters
The very first thing to do at least every 90 days (sometimes 30, depending on manufacturer specifications) is change your air filter. HVAC air filters are designed to remove contaminants from your air, but as those contaminants accumulate, the filter will lose effectiveness and put a strain on your furnace or air conditioner. Replacing air filters ensures proper efficiency and will maintain healthy indoor air quality in your home as you spend more time indoors through the winter.
Give Your Furnace the Eyes, Ears, and Nose Tests
Before you are relying on your furnace every day for your basic home comfort needs, take advantage of the milder temperatures and test your furnace to ensure it is running correctly. Give it a once-over with your eyes, ears, and nose — when your heater is running do you see, hear, or smell anything coming from the vents or from your furnace itself? Examples could be a loud banging when you start your heating system, a whirring or buzzing coming from the furnace, or a musty smell coming from your air vents. These issues indicate something has gone awry with your system in the months it sat dormant over the summer and should be resolved by an HVAC expert near you.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
The most important tasks when it comes to maintaining your heating and cooling system should be handled by a professional HVAC technician. These more involved maintenance tasks include lubricating moving parts within your furnace and air conditioner, tightening any loose bolts or screws, assessing overall system efficiency, and replacing any worn parts before they cause further damage to your system.
And since it is universally recommended that maintenance should be done every year, you can sign up for one of CARJON’s maintenance agreements and premium protection plans.
Residential Maintenance Agreement
With a residential maintenance agreement, you will automatically receive annual maintenance at your convenience, which can alert you to any heating and cooling system issues before they cause a breakdown.
Premium Protection Plan
You can protect your home 100% against mechanical HVAC failures with an extended labor warranty on many of the systems we install. Our plan is backed by an A-Rated insurance underwriter, giving you and your family reliable home comfort for years to come, with no deductible and no limit on repairs, and it is fully transferable!
Need HVAC Help in Rhode Island? Call CARJON!
When homeowners in Rhode Island need a hand keeping their homes comfortable, they call CARJON. If you are looking to get ahead of your fall heating and cooling maintenance, our team is standing by to make sure your HVAC system won’t surprise you with repair costs in the middle of winter. Call CARJON and schedule HVAC maintenance near you today!