We still have some very toasty temperatures in our part of California, but it won’t last forever as the Fall Equinox is right around the corner. Fall doesn’t just offer great foliage and cooler days; it also provides an opportunity to get your HVAC system ready to switch from cooling to heating. Here are some tips from our Ace Air Conditioning technicians to get your HVAC system ready for heating your home:
Schedule Bi-Annual Maintenance
The two best times of year to schedule maintenance are spring and fall. Each provides you the chance to ready your HVAC system for the coming season. Maintenance helps to prevent repairs, increase energy efficiency, and extend the life of your HVAC unit. Ace Air Conditioning includes the following in a heating maintenance appointment:
- Check and adjust thermostat & and heat anticipator
- Check fire & combustion air
- Check air temperature and furnace fan switch
- Check and clean burners
- Check operation of automatic pilots
- Check for heat exchanger
- Oil evaporative motors
- Check fuses and breakers
- Check voltage, amperage and tighten electrical connections
- Check Freon levels in heat pump
- Check reversing valve and heat strips (heat pumps)
Change Your Air Filter
A simple yet effective way to help get your HVAC system ready for cooler weather is to check your air filter and change it if necessary. Clogged air filters can cause problems with your system and with indoor air quality. A quick change can help prevent these kinds of issues from developing.
Make Needed Repairs
Whether needed repairs are discovered during a maintenance appointment, or you’ve been ignoring those strange noises, it’s best to make repairs sooner rather than later. Problems with your air conditioner rarely resolve on their own, and certain problems, like low refrigerant, will only get worse with time. Plus, malfunctions with your AC can cause stress to your system, and this can increase your energy usage. If you have seen the signs of developing problems, or just suspect that something isn’t right, it’s always best to call a professional.
Help your heating this winter by getting your HVAC system ready – call Ace Air Conditioning to schedule your HVAC maintenance in the Merced area today!