Now that summer is past and winter is a few months away, fall is an ideal time to have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system tuned up. After all, it’s better to make sure your heater is working now rather than finding out during a cold snap when temperatures can drop below freezing.
A little preventive maintenance goes a long way
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, only 42% of homes with an air conditioning system have their AC equipment serviced each year. If your AC system isn’t working efficiently, you’ll usually end up with a higher electric bill during the summer months. This is why it’s so important to remember to schedule regular preventive maintenance for your HVAC system to avoid surprises during the summer.
In some cases, a heating and cooling technician can troubleshoot and resolve issues with your HVAC system by cleaning and sealing leaks in air ducts and servicing the cooling and heating units.
It pays to have your HVAC system maintained
The better your HVAC system works, the lower your electric and gas bills will be. By using your heater and AC less during the winter and summer months, you’ll end up saving money. In some cases, you may need to replace your HVAC system, so it’s better to do this during the fall when it’s easier to get by without your heater or AC.
It’s time to schedule your HVAC tune-up
Since the weather is usually milder during the fall, it's an ideal time to have your HVAC system tuned up. Also, HVAC experts usually have more openings in their schedule during the fall, so it’s an excellent opportunity to book an appointment.