Why Fall HVAC Maintenance Is a Must!
It’s cold outside. But it’s even worse indoors—your furnace just died in the middle of winter.
Many homeowners have regretted skipping fall maintenance on their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Particularly if you have an older furnace that you are not quite ready to replace—scheduling a tune-up in the fall could save you from a costly emergency repair down the road.
Your furnace, boiler, or heat pump might switch on and off in the fall or winter—but that doesn’t mean you are getting the best bang for your buck. A Bryant professional can pinpoint possible problems and offer solutions to keep your system operating efficiently.
Bryant Colorado connects homes and businesses to nearby authorized dealers who can install, repair, replace, and maintain your heating and cooling system. We make it easy and affordable for you to enjoy perfect year-round comfort.
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The Benefits of Fall HVAC Maintenance
Your furnace has been sitting on the sidelines for several months, enjoying the shade, waiting to get into the game. A fall tune-up gets out all the kinks. It gives you peace of mind knowing your heating system is running well.
Schedule a tune-up today. It’s a worry-free way to enjoy the winter months in cozy comfort. Here are a few other advantages you’ll enjoy:
- Pay less in utilities
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Improve your indoor air quality (IAQ)
- Extend the service life of your equipment
- Rest easy knowing your system is operating safely
Your warranty will thank you too! Most manufacturers require proof of scheduled maintenance by a professional technician to honor their equipment warranty. Bryant Colorado can help keep it in compliance.
What Does Fall Furnace Maintenance Include?
ENERGY STAR® notes that nearly half the energy used in your home goes toward heating and cooling. That alone is a cost-effective reason to maintain your heating system.
Here are a few of the services you can expect from a Bryant technician during a fall maintenance tune-up:
- Tighten all electrical connections—faulty electrical connections can compromise your system and lead to a house fire.
- Lubricate the motor and other moving parts—restoring your equipment to make it more efficient.
- Inspect the condensate drain—a plugged drain can lead to mold growth and other issues.
- Check the heat exchanger and the burner—cracks in the heat exchanger can lead to dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) leaks.
- Check thermostat settings—upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat is a savvy way to save money.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance Tips
Inspect your HVAC furnace at least once a month throughout the winter. A dirty filter restricts the airflow and allows pollutants to contaminate your air quality. Follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on when to replace it.
You can also upgrade to a filter with a higher MERV rating (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value), providing your system can accommodate it. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends upgrading to a MERV-13 higher rating to trap smaller particles, such as viruses.