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Preparing Your Heating and Cooling Systems for the Fall

Date: 11/11/2021

Preparing Your Heating and Cooling Systems for the Fall

Author: Firetoss
Date: 11/11/2021

Fall is a great time to schedule a tune up for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, system. As you turn off your AC and get ready to turn on the heater, see how you can prepare for autumn heating and cooling on the Wasatch Front with the help of Mechanical Air.

 

Replace Air Filter

The easiest part of fall heating maintenance is caring for your filter. Your HVAC system uses a filter to catch any airborne particles that enter the air intake before they reach the ducts throughout your home. Review your service manual or ask a local technician from Mechanical Air to learn about the proper air filter size and how to replace it.

 

When to Replace Your Filter

Most filters should be replaced every 30-90 days. Here are some of the factors that affect how often you should replace your filter:

  • How often you use your air conditioner
  • The size of your home
  • Your household size, including pets
  • The air pollution levels around your home

This isn’t just a fall service, but fall is a great time to replace this component if you’ve lost track of it and aren’t sure how old it is. Swap out your filter more frequently if anyone in your household has allergies or asthma.

The type of filter also affects how often it should be replaced. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your particular unit. Ask a qualified heating and air conditioning technician for more information, as local construction and other factors may create more airborne contaminants that could clog the filter.

 

Benefits of Replacing Your Air Filter

Enjoy improved air quality with a new filter. A HEPA-rated filter clears a significant amount of airborne contaminants, but all that trapped dust and debris can easily block the airflow of your HVAC system.

A new filter could also prevent the spread of airborne viruses. The EPA recommends using a medium- or high-efficiency filter in your home. Discuss your filter options with a local technician during your routine tune up for recommendations on the best filter for your specific blower.

A clean filter allows more airflow and puts less strain on your blower. This simple task can increase the lifespan and energy-efficiency of your system.

 

Consider Replacing Your Heating & Cooling System

All heating and cooling systems have a limited lifetime. Even the best maintenance schedule can’t prevent motors from wearing out and systems from becoming compromised. Use these signs to determine whether it’s time to replace your system with the help of Mechanical Air as part of your fall maintenance steps.

 

Signs Your System Should Be Replaced

Heaters and air conditioners may need to be replaced if you notice one of the following signs:

  • Your heater is over 15 years old
  • Your AC is over 10 years old
  • Your utility bills are higher than normal
  • Your system isn’t working consistently

A local professional on the Wasatch Front can help you inspect your system as part of your HVAC fall service call. After a thorough inspection, an expert from Mechanical Air will recommend maintenance, repairs, or replacement services to restore your heating and air comfort. Schedule this inspection in the fall to avoid an emergency breakdown during extreme temperature conditions in Utah.

 

How to Size an AC or Furnace

Small HVAC systems may not offer the results you need, but large units can also be less effective than properly sized ones. An extra-large heater or AC can actually perform too well, causing the system to short cycle. Instead of trying to replace your own system, ask a local expert to size a new system as part of your fall heating and cooling tune up.

Our professional team will calculate the right system by reviewing the size and insulation value of your home, as well as the efficiency ratings of various HVAC systems. The result will be an affordable system that efficiently heats or cools your entire home.

 

Schedule a Heating Tune Up

You may be able to replace your own air filter, but other routine maintenance is best left to the professionals. We recommend scheduling an inspection once or twice a year, and an autumn heating and cooling inspection is a great place to start.

 

Benefits of a Fall Heating Service

Even if your furnace and AC seem to work perfectly fine, it’s still a good idea to schedule a tune up. This is one of the most cost-effective heating and cooling services, since preventative maintenance is typically more affordable than emergency repairs.

A tune up may discover a clog, damaged part, or lack of lubrication that’s holding back your furnace and AC. A simple cleaning or small repair may dramatically reduce your energy bill or extend the lifetime of these components.

 

Prepare Your System in Utah With Mechanical Air

A tune up and maintenance service doesn’t take long, but it can have long-term benefits. Don’t work with an HVAC technician who will push costly repairs on you, but consider the repair recommendations by our trained experts.

Restore your indoor air quality and prepare for winter with Mechanical Air. Contact us today to request your fall maintenance and tune up service. Enjoy a fast inspection and reliable repairs by a leading team on the Wasatch Front.

Fall is a great time to schedule a tune up for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, or HVAC, system. As you turn off your AC and get ready to turn on the heater, see how you can prepare for autumn heating and cooling on the Wasatch Front with the help of Mechanical Air.

 

Replace Air Filter

The easiest part of fall heating maintenance is caring for your filter. Your HVAC system uses a filter to catch any airborne particles that enter the air intake before they reach the ducts throughout your home. Review your service manual or ask a local technician from Mechanical Air to learn about the proper air filter size and how to replace it.

 

When to Replace Your Filter

Most filters should be replaced every 30-90 days. Here are some of the factors that affect how often you should replace your filter:

  • How often you use your air conditioner
  • The size of your home
  • Your household size, including pets
  • The air pollution levels around your home

This isn’t just a fall service, but fall is a great time to replace this component if you’ve lost track of it and aren’t sure how old it is. Swap out your filter more frequently if anyone in your household has allergies or asthma.

The type of filter also affects how often it should be replaced. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your particular unit. Ask a qualified heating and air conditioning technician for more information, as local construction and other factors may create more airborne contaminants that could clog the filter.

 

Benefits of Replacing Your Air Filter

Enjoy improved air quality with a new filter. A HEPA-rated filter clears a significant amount of airborne contaminants, but all that trapped dust and debris can easily block the airflow of your HVAC system.

A new filter could also prevent the spread of airborne viruses. The EPA recommends using a medium- or high-efficiency filter in your home. Discuss your filter options with a local technician during your routine tune up for recommendations on the best filter for your specific blower.

A clean filter allows more airflow and puts less strain on your blower. This simple task can increase the lifespan and energy-efficiency of your system.

 

Consider Replacing Your Heating & Cooling System

All heating and cooling systems have a limited lifetime. Even the best maintenance schedule can’t prevent motors from wearing out and systems from becoming compromised. Use these signs to determine whether it’s time to replace your system with the help of Mechanical Air as part of your fall maintenance steps.

 

Signs Your System Should Be Replaced

Heaters and air conditioners may need to be replaced if you notice one of the following signs:

  • Your heater is over 15 years old
  • Your AC is over 10 years old
  • Your utility bills are higher than normal
  • Your system isn’t working consistently

A local professional on the Wasatch Front can help you inspect your system as part of your HVAC fall service call. After a thorough inspection, an expert from Mechanical Air will recommend maintenance, repairs, or replacement services to restore your heating and air comfort. Schedule this inspection in the fall to avoid an emergency breakdown during extreme temperature conditions in Utah.

 

How to Size an AC or Furnace

Small HVAC systems may not offer the results you need, but large units can also be less effective than properly sized ones. An extra-large heater or AC can actually perform too well, causing the system to short cycle. Instead of trying to replace your own system, ask a local expert to size a new system as part of your fall heating and cooling tune up.

Our professional team will calculate the right system by reviewing the size and insulation value of your home, as well as the efficiency ratings of various HVAC systems. The result will be an affordable system that efficiently heats or cools your entire home.

 

Schedule a Heating Tune Up

You may be able to replace your own air filter, but other routine maintenance is best left to the professionals. We recommend scheduling an inspection once or twice a year, and an autumn heating and cooling inspection is a great place to start.

 

Benefits of a Fall Heating Service

Even if your furnace and AC seem to work perfectly fine, it’s still a good idea to schedule a tune up. This is one of the most cost-effective heating and cooling services, since preventative maintenance is typically more affordable than emergency repairs.

A tune up may discover a clog, damaged part, or lack of lubrication that’s holding back your furnace and AC. A simple cleaning or small repair may dramatically reduce your energy bill or extend the lifetime of these components.

 

Prepare Your System in Utah With Mechanical Air

A tune up and maintenance service doesn’t take long, but it can have long-term benefits. Don’t work with an HVAC technician who will push costly repairs on you, but consider the repair recommendations by our trained experts.

Restore your indoor air quality and prepare for winter with Mechanical Air. Contact us today to request your fall maintenance and tune up service. Enjoy a fast inspection and reliable repairs by a leading team on the Wasatch Front.

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