When the seasons change from summer to fall its time to take steps to maintain your home’s HVAC system. The long summer cooling season is nearly over, and it won’t be long before your furnace or heat pump takes over the job of keeping your home comfortable.

The following fall maintenance steps performed by your HVAC contractor will ensure optimum efficiency and effectiveness for your HVAC system:

  1. Change the filter in the air conditioning system. After months of running nearly full-time, the filter likely will be clogged with dust and debris. If the furnace blower serves as the air handler for your A/C, a new filter will be ready for the heating season. If not, the A/C will be ready next spring when it warms up again.
  2. Clean the indoor and outdoor coils of your A/C or heat pump. Dust and bacteria on heat-exchange coils inhibit the transfer of heat from indoor air to the coils that’s central to indoor cooling, plus reduce indoor air quality. If left on the coils all winter, residual grime can damage the coils and lead to refrigerant leaks.
  3. Clean the condensate pan for the A/C to avoid standing water that may lead to unhealthy mold and mildew growth. The condensate line that drains the water dripping from A/C coils should be checked for clogging that may lead to backed-up water and resulting damage to floors, carpets, walls and personal belongings.

To ensure your HVAC system is ready for the upcoming fall season, schedule a maintenance tune up with your trusted HVAC contractor. They will also will check your cooling system’s refrigerant charge (only trained technicians should handle toxic coolant), electrical and mechanical connections, and other essential A/C components.

During the maintenance visit, the technician will also perform fall maintenance on your home’s heating system. This will improve efficiency and performance, while ensuring safety.

To schedule professional fall maintenance on your eastern North Carolina heating and cooling system, please contact us at Jackson & Sons, Inc.

Jackson & Sons, Inc.

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