Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Preparing Your HVAC System for Fall

Fall is a time many Illinois homeowners change over from cooling to heating as temps drop and days get shorter. This means you’ll be using your home’s essential HVAC system in a different way, although fall is a time for both a/c and furnace maintenance. As you prepare to get ready for sweater weather, take a moment to check out our fall HVAC maintenance checklist below.

Fall leaves on A/C Unit - HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Change Your Air Filters

A good place to start is with the filters on your HVAC system to remove excess dirt and debris. If you have a furnace and air conditioner that share the same space, you’ll definitely want to change the filter as you get ready to switch from AC to heat. Just be sure to use the one that’s recommended by your system’s manufacturer. On a related note, also check your registers and vents since these parts of your HVAC system also need to be clean and clear.

Have Your HVAC Ducts Professionally Cleaned

As we’re on the topic of filters, registers, and vents, don’t forget about your HVAC ducts this fall. Schedule an appointment for a professional duct cleaning. You’ll be rewarded with improved airflow and circulation along with better indoor air quality in your home. This is important in the fall since more time is spent indoors during this time of the year.

Have Minor Repairs Taken Care of Now

Furnace repair and a/c repair needs aren’t always urgent or a full-blown emergency just yet. Even so, it’s best to have minor issues taken care of in the fall so you don’t have repair surprises as you enjoy the fall and winter season in Illinois. This is especially important since winters in this state can be cold and snow-filled. Common HVAC issues that may require attention this fall include:

  • Poor circulation of air
  • Thermostat issues
  • Cycle irregularities
  • Refrigerant leaks
  • Odd noises during operation

Schedule a Professional HVAC Maintenance Checkup This Fall

One other step you can take with air conditioner and furnace maintenance this fall is to call a trusted HVAC company near you. Take advantage of Official Heating & Cooling‘s full range of HVAC services this fall or any time of the year. We’ll perform a thorough inspection or take care of any furnace or a/c repair needs that require professional attention. Tackle your fall HVAC maintenance checklist before you settle down to enjoy the best of what the cooler seasons have to offer in Illinois.