Winters in Swannanoa, NC, are no fun, which is why it’s important to ensure your HVAC system is in peak condition. Preparing in the fall is the best way to do this so you stay sufficiently warm. Let’s discuss a few ways you can start in autumn to ready your system for winter.

Have Your Air Filter Changed

The air filter in your HVAC system is responsible for catching floating contaminants from your living space. The more the pollutants build up on the filter, the more difficult it is for air to flow through easily.

Your system can’t sufficiently heat your home if the filter gets clogged. Call an HVAC technician to change the filter in the fall so that you have a fresh one ready to go for the start of winter.

Schedule Maintenance Services

Maintenance services help to boost your HVAC system’s efficiency. The technician will inspect your system and identify any potential issues, such as damaged components, increasing the chances it’ll work properly during winter.

The technician will also lubricate moving parts to avoid friction and accelerated wear and tear. Another task they’ll perform is checking for leaks and inspecting the thermostat to ensure it’s properly communicating with the system.

Have the Area Around the Condenser Unit Cleaned

The condenser unit is the outdoor portion of a heat pump. It absorbs heat from the outside environment and transfers it into your home, requiring unobstructed airflow to efficiently and properly do the task.

Any vegetation around it could obstruct airflow, decreasing the amount of heat drawn from the environment. Have a landscaper clean around the condenser unit to avoid potential issues.

Preparing your HVAC system in the fall is one of the best ways to increase your chances of having a problem-free winter. Contact Gentry Service Group for professional heating services. One of our technicians will tune up your HVAC system to heat your home efficiently once the temperatures start to drop.

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