When it’s time to take shelter from winter’s frigid temperatures, there’s no better feeling than ducking into a heated home. However, without regular maintenance, your heating equipment may break down when you need it most. This means you could be left to shiver in the cold until help arrives. At Gold Star Services, we will create a tailored fall HVAC maintenance checklist for your heating equipment to help you prepare for the season. In this article, we share our top HVAC tips for fall to help improve your system’s performance and prepare for winter.
At Gold Star Services, we provide prompt heating and cooling equipment repair, replacement, and maintenance. Whether your system needs repairs or you want to replace your old unit, our talented pros have you covered. Contact us today at 302-376-7677 to find out more.
Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist
Let’s look at just a few important maintenance tasks you should check off your list this fall:
- Clean the Vents
Most heating systems distribute warm air via ductwork installed under the home. Typically, the openings of these vents are covered by a grille to prevent dust and debris from entering the ducts. Over time, these coverings can become blocked. Using a damp cloth, wipe the vent openings clean to ensure steady, uninhibited airflow.
- Replace Air Filters
The air filters in your heating system are designed to trap dirt and other objects from entering the unit and damaging the internal machinery. Similar to the vents, these filters can become blocked. They must be replaced or cleaned (if your system has reusable filters) to ensure your system can heat your home efficiently. Depending on the size of your home and your average usage during the winter, you may need to replace your air filters at least once every 2-6 months.
- Schedule an Inspection
While you can spot dirt and grime, only an HVAC expert is trained to sniff out more complex issues. These issues could impact your heating system’s performance in the long run. Whether it’s an electrical fault, leak, or any other problem, you can rest assured that the team at Gold Star Services will diagnose and resolve your HVAC issues in record time.
Call Us Today for Emergency HVAC Repairs and Maintenance
Fall is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to make sure your heating system is ready to keep you warm when the mercury dips. At Gold Star Services, we provide a ‘Call Ahead Service’ which lets you know exactly when our technician will arrive. Contact us today at 302-376-7677 to schedule a home visit.