Heating Maintenance Checklist for Fall

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Cooler weather is here, and it’s time to make sure your HVAC is well maintained and ready for fall. Don’t wait until there’s an issue; get on top of the changing weather with our comprehensive checklist to keep your heater working as efficiently as possible.

Or call your Schaumburg HVAC experts right away at On the Mark Heating & Air! We’ll get to you quickly for a heating service appointment or repair.

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1) Swap Out and Order More Filters

Changing out your air filters is a must for the fall weather. A fresh, clean filter could help your heater run more efficiently and lower your monthly energy bills. If you’ve never changed your filters before, you can schedule a heating maintenance appointment at On The Mark Heating & Air to swap them out and show you how it’s done in person.

It’s also wise to stock up on a few air filters for the fall season. In case of a cold snap or an early winter storm, you’ll be ready to change them out without needing to order some online or run out to the hardware store.

2) Clean Around Your Outdoor Unit

Before the cold sets in, take the time to clean around your outdoor HVAC or other units. If you’re comfortable, you can gently remove the panel and remove leaves and debris and hose it off. Go ahead and sweep away debris piling up around your unit and wiping down the surface. But first, turn off the circuit breaker to your unit to ensure everything is safe with no electricity running.

3) Get Your Vents and Ducts Cleaned

Beyond your outdoor unit, the indoor components of your heating system also need attention. As dust builds up in your system’s vents and ducts, it can dramatically restrict airflow and indoor air quality. You end up with a household full of dust and dirt, aggravating asthma and other respiratory conditions. A dirty unit also makes it harder to heat up your home and increases your energy bills as your furnace or other systems works overtime.

You can use a vacuum and hose attachments to get started. But you usually need an expert intervention to get deep into your ducts. Call the team at On the Mark Heating & Air for a maintenance appointment and get your Schaumburg heating back in working order.

4) Change the Batteries in Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be on your checklist for Schaumburg heating maintenance. CO is a colorless, odorless gas that can be produced by heating systems. When these gases leak into your home, it puts your personal safety and health at risk. Beyond testing your detectors, you should also swap out the batteries with a new set at least once every year.

5) Consider an Upgrade

If you’ve noticed your furnace or thermostat isn’t working right, your energy bills are on the rise, you have frequent repairs, and your unit is around 10 years old, it may be time for a replacement. Our team can assess your unit, talk through any issues, and make a recommendation. You may find its more cost effective to invest in a new unit and pay lower energy bills than continuing to service an older unit.

6) Schedule Heating Maintenance with On the Mark Heating & Air

Put a professional heating maintenance appointment with On The Mark on your fall checklist. We’ll send out one of our expert technicians to clean and adjust your components and get on top of any repairs before they become bigger problems. We’ll help keep your heater at optimal performance and maximize the lifespan of your system.

Call Your Schaumburg HVAC Experts Today!

On The Mark offers HVAC maintenance and Schaumburg heating services to keep your systems running as efficiently as possible. We also work on heating repairs and new furnace, boiler, and heating installations with affordable pricing and financing options in Schaumburg and the greater area. Call the team at On the Mark Heating & Air today!

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