Fall of 2022 has come to Central Indiana, and with the cooler weather and changing leaves comes additional challenges for your HVAC unit. However – a little bit of maintenance can go a long way, and now is the best time do it – while the weather is still mild.
Hoosier Indoor Air’s Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist
If your HVAC unit is outside, it’s likely accumulated a lot of dirt, debris, and grime over the spring and summer. With leaves and acorns starting to fall, that’s only going to get worse. This buildup can clog your vents, reducing airflow and increasing the strain on your HVAC system.,
Throw on a pair of gloves and remove any twigs, grass, dirt, leaves, or anything else that has built up on or around your HVAC unit. Additionally, you’ll want to keep an eye on it all autumn long as leaves and sticks continue to fall.
If you’ve gone through spring and summer without having to turn on your furnace, it’s time to give it a test run. After all… it could have been broken for months, and you wouldn’t even know! A brief test run on a colder day will give you the chance to catch any irregularities or issues that may have developed over the warm months.
We know, we mention this one on pretty much every blog… but it’s important! Replace those air filters regularly. It’s one of the easiest and most impactful ways to keep your home’s air quality pure and improve the lifespan of your system. Dirty, clogged filters restricts circulation… and the air that does circulate is full of the dirt, dust, and dander that is living on your filters.
We recommend replacing your filters every couple of months – and monthly if you have pets.
Sometimes you can find an issue just by looking at your HVAC unit. You’d be surprised how many people go the whole year without a cursory once-over on their furnace or HVAC system. Don’t be one of those people! Go out there and take a look. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, or at, or have found an issue… call in the pros. A trained HVAC expert can come out to take a look at your furnace before you get too deep into fall, which will insure that any issues you may have overlooked are found and addressed quickly.
At the very least, the care your furnace gets makes sure everything is working properly and cleaned thoroughly to help extend its lifespan. Preventative service plans, like Comfort Guard offered by Hoosier Indoor Air, help make this process easy and affordable to make a regular part of your fall preparation.
Fall and winter mean significantly more time spent inside your home. With fewer opportunities to let the air in, the indoor air quality can plummet. One surefire way to improve the quality of your home’s air quality is by having your ducts cleaned.
You’d be surprised at how much dirt and dust can gather in your ducts, and how fast it piles up. When you fire up your furnace for the first time in 6 months, all that mess blows right into the air you breathe. So if it’s been a few years, fall is the perfect time to have your ducts cleaned.
For Professional Fall HVAC Maintenance, Call the Experts at Hoosier Indoor Air
While doing the 5 fall HVAC maintenance items listed above will absolutely help, sometimes your HVAC will have issues bigger than you can handle. That’s where maintenance team comes in! We’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of families like yours prepare for the cooler seasons here in Indiana. We’ll identify and resolve any potential HVAC problems before it gets too cold… which means you and your family will be warm and comfortable all throughout fall and winter.
If you want a heating expert to help you make sure your furnace is ready to take on the cooler seasons, call the HVAC experts at Hoosier Indoor Air! You can reach us at (317) 466-7437 or contact us online to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance from Hoosier Indoor Air.
Stay warm out there, Central Indy!