When Should I Start Getting my Heating System Ready for Cold Weather?

Hill Plumbing & Air HVAC Techs discuss a jobYour heating and air conditioning systems need TLC every year. Spring is the time to service your AC, and fall is when you need to take care of your heating unit. But when in the fall is the right time to start prepping the furnace for cold weather? We’ve got the information you need.

What is Fall HVAC Service?

Before switching from air conditioning to heat, it’s important to make sure your heating system is up for the job. It’s been a long summer, and that means a long time since the heat kicked on. Are you sure it’s ready for the work ahead? Things that winter HVAC service should include are:

  • Inspect and lubricate moving parts
  • Change the air filter
  • Inspect the ducts and flues
  • Calibrate the thermostat
  • Check the pilot light
  • Examine the belts, drives, and motor

When Should You Prep for Winter Weather?

It can be hard to know for sure when it’s the right time for fall heating system maintenance. Sometimes winter weather hits when we least expect it. A good rule of thumb is to schedule it as the summer starts to cool, but before it’s so cold that you need to turn on the heat. October is a good month for HVAC service. You’ll rest easy knowing you’re ready for the cold weather whenever it shows up.

For HVAC service you can rely on, and guidance with proper timing for fall heating system maintenance, contact the team at Hill Plumbing and Air now to get on the schedule for fall.

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