Fall HVAC Maintenance

Release Date: 
09/19/2012

Summer is winding down and so is the scorching heat. Although it is still September and there may be a few more 90 degree days to be had, the 38 degree nights are a welcome reminder that fall is on its way. As locals gear up for school & football season this fall, it is just as important for residents to be thinking about their HVAC systems. 

All homeowners are encouraged to upgrade their smoke detectors to combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Carbon monoxide is silent and odorless: it's invisible and it kills.

If your HVAC system is in need of maintenance, it would be wise to take care of it before cooler weather hits. HVAC technicians will be able to spot any issues with your HVAC system before a major incident occurs.

Some of the services include, but are not limited to:

  • Air filter change monthly (homeowner)
  • Checking for natural gas leaks
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Testing the safeties, chimneys
  • Check ductwork/outsider air economizer/heat pump functions
  • Checking the electrical connections (qualified electrician only)
  • Check to make sure clearances around furnaces are maintained.
  • If your home operates on an oil system:
  • Make sure fuel is treated for the winner
  • Replacing the oil filter
  • Replace the oil nozzle
  • Check for fuel leaks & oil tank
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks
  • Wood Stoves/Fireplace:
  • Clean chimney
  • Clean stove
  • Check for damaged flue pipe (especially the transition thimble in the attic to the roof)
  • Use only dry season firewood
  • Make sure dampers are functioning properly
  • Check fire extinguisher
  • Check smoke detectors for proper operation (A new battery is inexpensive)

Scheduling HVAC maintenance will provide a safer home for your family and ensure that you have a reliable energy efficient HVAC system for the harsh winter weather.

To contact find Pendleton heating and cooling companies for all of your HVAC maintenance needs see the Yellow pages.