After a hot, sticky summer in Bluffton, South Carolina, you want to feel confident that your HVAC system will keep your family comfortable as the seasons start to change. Find out why autumn is the ideal time for preventive maintenance and how this essential service will keep your HVAC system running efficiently in any season.
As the summer breezes by, overgrowth and clutter can obscure your HVAC system’s indoor and outdoor units. Since fall signals both a slowdown in the growing season and the debut of your autumn wardrobe, it’s the ideal time to deal with the mess both indoors and outdoors. After all, your HVAC system’s interior and exterior units require a reasonable amount of clearance to keep the airflow unobstructed and the operation smooth.
Outside, clear away leaves, twigs, and other debris from the surface of your air conditioner or heat pump. Trim away trees, shrubs, and tall grass to allow for at least a two-foot clearance around the unit.
Inside, resist the temptation to prop summer beach gear or stack bins of fall clothes against your furnace or air conditioner. Instead, store boxes, bins, and loose items at least a few feet away from your HVAC system to keep things running efficiently.
Keep Efficiency High and Utility Bills Low
If your home is anywhere near average, heating and cooling account for nearly half of your energy expenses every year. When you schedule preventive maintenance with Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning, however, you can trust that we’ll keep your HVAC system’s efficiency high while lowering your utility bills. We’ll inspect indoor and outdoor units, check fluid levels, test motors, and look for leaks to be sure that your HVAC system runs as efficiently as possible.
If you’re like most Bluffton homeowners, you won’t be ready to switch your system from cooling to heating on the first day of fall. Since you’ll want to warm up the moment that chilly weather arrives, though, you want to know that your heating system is ready and waiting. When you schedule semi-annual maintenance in the early autumn, you can rest assured that your HVAC system will be ready when you need it.
Clear the Air
Your HVAC system does much more than keep your family comfortable. It’s also responsible for keeping your air supply clean and safe. Without regular maintenance, though, your heating and cooling system might be circulating air that’s even more polluted than the air outside.
As the weather starts to cool and you spend more time inside, keeping your indoor air clean is more important than ever. That’s why it’s essential to schedule our semi-annual preventive HVAC maintenance in the fall, when you’ll benefit most from the included air filter replacement. For the best indoor air quality throughout the year, we recommend changing your air filter every one to three months, depending on your household’s HVAC usage.
Stay One Step Ahead of Repairs
HVAC systems aren’t designed to last forever, but preventive maintenance can add years onto the lifespan of each component. To avoid major breakdowns and serious repairs, be sure to schedule your system inspection before you plan to turn it on for the season. By scheduling your heating system maintenance for early fall, you’ll stay one step ahead of heat pump and furnace repairs.
If your system does require major or minor repairs, our service agreement can help you save even more. You’ll get a 10 percent discount on equipment repairs and invaluable peace of mind.
Ensure Safety All Year Long
Running your heating system without seasonal maintenance can be more than just costly. It can also be dangerous. That’s why our preventive maintenance checklist includes key items like checking for leaks, detecting potential safety issues, and inspecting your carbon monoxide detector. Schedule your home’s heating system maintenance for the fall, and you won’t have to worry about gas leaks, carbon monoxide issues, or other dangers at the height of the heating season.
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