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  • Writer's pictureBilly Soza

Why it is important to have your HVAC system matnenced in the fall

When fall comes, it brings trips to the pumpkin patch and a reason to bust out the bulky sweaters. It also brings the need for HVAC maintenance. A change in the weather calls for a system tune-up.

When you see that first orange leaf fall, be sure to contact Air Clinic DFW. We offer the best tune-up services in the Dallas and Fortworth areas. With an HVAC tune-up, you can worry less about your system and get back to those cozy fall activities.

Prepare For Cold Months

Technicians recommend getting a tune-up in the fall and spring months, and there’s a good reason why. When the temperature shifts, your system needs to be prepared for it.

During a fall tune-up, your thermostat will be calibrated for the lower temperatures to come. While the exact numbers vary, your unit will typically be adjusted to be between 70 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. This may seem like an obvious change, but it’s a necessary one.

Making this change can help save you money on your utility bill. Your unit won’t be working as hard to produce unneeded cool air. This also helps keep your home at a comfortable temperature.

Prevent Need For Repairs

The last thing you need to deal with during the fall months is an unexpected HVAC repair. Regular tune-ups can help avoid the need for repairs or replacements. Your unit will benefit from a quick inspection, especially after a long, hot summer.

During tune-ups, a technician may find a small problem that could have evolved into a major problem. Here are some issues maintenance can help avoid:

  • Refrigerant leaks

  • Ignition problems

  • Thermostat malfunctions

  • Dirty coils

  • Wiring problems

Even one of these problems can lead to a complete system breakdown if left unfixed. Repairs and replacements are costly expenses you can avoid through routine maintenance.

Getting fall maintenance before pushing your system through the cold months is the best thing you can do. After all, regularly maintained HVAC systems have an extended lifespan.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

HVAC units do more than control the temperature of your home. They also ensure your air is free of pollutants or chemicals, keeping you and your family safe. If unmaintained, your system may not be able to keep your air free of:

  • Pollen

  • Dust

  • Pet dander

  • Bacteria

  • Mold

If you or a family member is asthmatic or has severe allergies, it’s important to have a system that can remove pollutants from the air. It will also reduce the amount of dust and pet hair you’ll need to clean, which is a major benefit for busy homeowners.

Technicians will inspect and replace your unit’s air filter during a tune-up. While you can replace your filter yourself, it’s best to leave it to a professional so that it’s done correctly. Their services will include this and much more, so it can also save you money.

Lower Energy Bills

An efficient unit is a cheap one. According to the US Department of Energy, regular tune-ups can help reduce your bill by up to 5-20%. Who doesn’t love saving money?

Maintenance keeps your system running at its best, as there won’t be any problems preventing it from operating. Things like dirty or frozen coils can force a unit to work harder, which can lead to a spike in your utility bill.

Additionally, a harder-working unit may also produce less air or experience a dip in the quality of the air. This runs up your energy bills and might even result in a pile of repair bills. It’s much more cost-efficient to opt for maintenance.

Schedule A Tune-Up Today

At Air Clinic DFW, we thoroughly inspect your HVAC unit during our 40-point diagnostic check. Some of what we do during these checks include:

  • Safety tests

  • Evaporator drain cleaning

  • Compressor control test

  • Carbon monoxide test

We guarantee that our services will exceed your expectations. Contact us today to schedule a fall tune-up!

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