4 Reasons to Get an HVAC Tune-Up This Fall
Fall is in the air, which means it’s time for pumpkin patches, football and cooler temperatures (even in sunny North Florida). When making your fall to-do list, don’t forget to add your annual fall HVAC tune-up. While you should treat any immediate issues with your HVAC as they arise, fall is the perfect time to schedule a well-check. Here are four reasons why you should book a fall HVAC tune-up this season.
1. Moderate Temperatures
Taking the time for regular preventative maintenance is an important part of any big investment, particularly your HVAC system. It’s best to perform this maintenance when your system isn’t at peak usage, however. It’s easier to inspect your unit when it is not being used to heat or cool your home that day. That’s one of the reasons why many professionals prefer to perform HVAC maintenance in the cooler fall months.
If you have a system that uses a heat pump, it’s particularly important to schedule your inspection during a time when both heating and cooling functions can be tested. For instance, it’s usually not possible to check your heat in weather above 70 degrees. Comfortably moderate temperatures provide the perfect opportunity to give your system a rest before it’s inspected.
2. Greater Availability
Fall is between the main cooling and heating seasons, which makes it the perfect time to schedule your tune-up. Because the demand for service isn’t as high as during these months, HVAC technicians generally have greater availability during the fall.
Booking a fall HVAC tune-up during the off-season ensures that your system will be in good working order before the winter heating season begins. If any repairs are necessary, you can get those taken care of without dealing with the longer wait times that sometimes accompany the busy season.
3. Improved System Lifespan
When you schedule a fall HVAC inspection, the technician will check things such as the electrical connections and accumulated dust. They will also check drainage lines and any potential leaks or issues with air flow. Staying on top of these issues can prevent small problems from developing into bigger – and more expensive – ones.
The cost to schedule an annual inspection is relatively low compared to the costs of fixing major HVAC system issues. Booking an appointment now can help you save a lot of money in the long run.
4. Saving Money
When you do not regularly maintain your HVAC system, it begins to lose efficiency over time. In fact, studies have shown that systems that aren’t regularly maintained can lose as much as 5 percent of their efficiency each year.
Booking a fall HVAC tune-up is a great way to keep up with maintenance. It helps ensure that these vital annual checkups don’t fall off your radar. Some annual programs, such as Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning’s Total Comfort Service Program, even come with additional services and discounts to save you money over time.
As you’re dusting off your fall decorations and preparing for the upcoming holiday season, be sure to add an appointment with Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning to your calendar. Our Total Comfort Service Programs start as low as $109 per year with same-day service and no overtime charges. Take advantage of the best time of the year for your HVAC tune-up by calling 850.580.4029 today!