Fall HVAC Upkeep: Vents, Outdoor Unit, Pro Inspection
In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the important concepts to be considering as you maintain your HVAC system this fall. The fall is an important transitional season for any HVAC system, one where you can look back and assess any issues that may have come up during the Utah summer while also looking forward to the upcoming winter.
At All Pro Appliance Service, we proudly offer comprehensive AC and furnace services to clients around the state, including basic fall upkeep for any home that might be in need this season. Here are some other important areas to consider as you’re inspecting and maintaining your HVAC system this fall, whether on your own or with help from our pros.
Cleaning Vents and Registers
Over the long summer we’re just coming out of, it’s possible that your vents and registers have built up with dust, pet hair, and other debris. This can restrict airflow and make your system work less efficiently, so it’s important to clean these areas out regularly – at least once a season, if not more.
You can use a vacuum attachment or simply a damp cloth to wipe down the surfaces and get rid of any buildup, taking care not to damage the fins or other delicate parts in the process.
Assessing the Outdoor AC Unit
Remember, we noted above that the fall is ideal not only for preparing your furnace and other heating components for the upcoming winter, but also for taking a step back and assessing the previous summer’s AC performance. If your outdoor unit was working overtime this past season, now is the time to have it looked at by a professional to ensure that there aren’t any bigger issues at play.
The same goes for any strange noises or smells you may have noticed – these could be warning signs of a problem that, if left unaddressed, could lead to a breakdown in the near future.
Finally, if you haven’t already arranged for a professional tune-up of your system this fall, now is definitely the time to do so. This will ensure that all parts are properly inspected and serviced, with any necessary repairs or replacements made before winter arrives in earnest. In fact, our pros often spot extremely minor problems during these inspections that may have otherwise grown into major concerns — and we can handle them without any additional cost to you.
At All Pro Appliance Service, we offer comprehensive AC and furnace tune-ups to clients around Utah, so if you’re in need of assistance this fall, we encourage you to give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and get your system ready for the colder months ahead.