As the cooler fall weather comes back around in Chester, VA, you should be thinking about preparing your HVAC system for cooler temperatures. With proper preparation, you can help to ensure that your HVAC system is ready to battle the cold winter weather that will be here soon.

1. Schedule Your Annual HVAC System Tune-Up

When fall hits, you should schedule an HVAC tune-up. This is the best way to avoid a sudden heating system breakdown in the winter. During a tune-up, one of our professionals will check your HVAC system’s heat exchanger, ductwork, coils, fans and other parts to detect any potential damage or foreseeable damage.

2. Change Your Air Filter

Now is the perfect time to change out your system’s air filter. When your filter becomes clogged with dust, dirt and debris, it will reduce the airflow of your HVAC system. There are a variety of filters to choose from including, reusable, pleated and fiberglass, but be sure to use the type of filter recommended by the manufacturer.

3. Run Your HVAC System

You should never just wait until you absolutely need your heating system to turn it on. When fall comes around, turn on your HVAC system to give it a test run. During this test run, you’ll want to be listening for strange noises, taking note of any strange odors and ensuring that heat is actually coming out of your system.

4. Seal Up Any Leaks

Many homes will eventually develop leaks through ductwork connections and around windows and doors. Unfortunately, this can lead to a big waste of energy and cause unwanted drafts. Fall is a great time to hire an HVAC technician to find and seal pesky leaks and for you to weatherize your home.

As the winter weather approaches, it’s time to get your HVAC system ready. Pick up the phone and call Air Maxx Mechanical today for all your maintenance needs.

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