As fall turns to winter, the temperatures are getting colder, but you still have time to schedule a fall maintenance appointment for your HVAC equipment. Whether you schedule in early fall or not til the end of the season, this is an ideal time for a system check-up. Here’s why.
Fall tends to have the lowest demand for HVAC companies. People aren’t actively using their ACs or heaters so they aren’t calling in with repair or replacement requests. As a result, you can often schedule an appointment faster and more easily than you can during peak heating and cooling seasons.
During October and November, the temperatures in Massachusetts tend to be very comfortable. That means you don’t have to worry about not having heat or cooling during the appointment because you don’t need it. You can schedule a maintenance person to come to your home and not worry about feeling cold or hot while they work on your equipment. This is especially helpful if your equipment needs a time-consuming repair.
When you have someone look at your heating equipment in the fall, you can have peace of mind that you’re ready for winter. Whether winter creeps in slowly or comes in fast with a storm, you know that your heater is ready to go. You can also have the maintenance team look at your cooling equipment and make sure that it’s ready to rest for the season.
Regular maintenance helps you avoid emergency repairs. The techs can often address problems when they are very small, rather than letting them turn into big repair issues. By staying on top of potential issues, you reduce lifetime repair costs, but you also extend the lifespan of your equipment.
A well-maintained HVAC system is also more efficient. Clean filters, fans, and other components work more easily. Dirty parts, in contrast, tend to consume more energy to function. Your maintenance tech can also help you install smart thermostats or take other steps to safeguard efficiency.
During a routine maintenance appointment, the tech will clean or replace your HVAC filters. All of the air in your home passes through your filters, and if they are dirty, you’re breathing compromised air which can exacerbate allergies and degrade your family’s health. People with ducts often opt to get them cleaned during this time of year, as that can also reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your home’s home.
Additionally, if relevant to your system, the tech can also check for leaks and make sure there’s no risk of carbon monoxide getting into your home. If desired, you can talk with the tech about other home health hacks such as installing a whole home air purifier.
What’s the main reason you should schedule routine maintenance during the fall? Your comfort. Your HVAC system plays a bigger role in your comfort than almost any other equipment in your home. You deserve the peace of mind of a system that works efficiently and keeps your home at its target temperatures.
At N.E.T.R., Inc., we believe in the benefits of routine maintenance, and we offer maintenance plans designed to protect your equipment and help you save money. To learn more, contact us today to schedule routine maintenance, or consider signing up for a service plan that includes maintenance as well as discounts and priority service on repairs.