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Fall Checklist for Your HVAC Unit


Fall is coming, which means it’s time to prepare your HVAC system for its essential role in keeping your home comfortable and safe. HVAC systems require tune-ups in preparation for fall and winter heating. Learn what heating maintenance you can do as a homeowner and what HVAC maintenance should be handled by a professional to achieve optimal performance all season long. The NATE-certified HVAC technicians at Waldrop Plumbing — Heating — Air have been serving the upstate South Carolina area for 50 years. You can count on us to keep your system in check.

Contact us at (864) 641-4011 to set up an annual maintenance visit.

Why Is Heater Maintenance Important?

Scheduling annual heater maintenance helps you avoid system issues in the dead of winter. Along with the peace of mind that your system is good to go for the cold season, annual maintenance does the following:

  • Amplifies energy efficiency
  • Reduces repair costs and frequency
  • Lowers home heating expenses
  • Improves home comfort
  • Lengthens equipment life

Your household relies on a well-functioning heating system to stay warm all winter. Comprehensive heating maintenance in Greenville and Spartanburg counties is crucial for making this happen.

Your Fall Heating Maintenance Checklist

Remove Dust and Debris from Your Vents

Did you know that a clean system can improve system operation by 20% to 30%? Save money on your heating bill by ensuring that your coil and blower motor can do their job without dust and debris obstructions getting in the way.

Clean Your Outside Unit

Autumn is a wonderful time to appreciate the beauty of nature, but all those falling leaves can really mess up your HVAC system and put you at risk for fires. Dirt accumulation can also take a toll on your system’s components, leading to more repair costs and issues. Make sure your outside unit is clean before fall operation.

Test Your Thermostat

Your HVAC’s thermostat is responsible for regulating your home’s temperature. If it isn’t working correctly, it may cause your system to overcompensate (or undercompensate), leaving your home too warm or cold! An overworked system leads to spikes in utility bills, shortens its life span, and leads to more frequent repairs.

Make Sure Your Condensate Drain Is Free from Clogs and Buildup

A clog in the condensate drain line of your heating system can cause your system to stop functioning. Removing a clog is best handled by professional HVAC contractors to prevent irreversible damage to your unit or costly repairs.

Check Your Filters and Replace Them

One of the easiest tasks with one of the biggest returns that a homeowner can perform on their heating system is to replace filters at regular intervals. Most filters should be changed every 30 to 90 days. Dirty filters reduce the efficiency of your heating system and unnecessarily tax its vital components.

Assess for Abnormal Noises and Smells

If you hear abnormal noises coming from your heating system, don’t ignore them. It is trying to tell you something. Noise is a byproduct of system blockages, loose debris in the vents, or components that have become loose.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance with a Professional

Scheduling an annual maintenance inspection and tune-up before your heating system commences operation in the fall is the best way to prepare it for the season. Professional technicians can quickly diagnose issues and perform the appropriate repair. Professionals know what is normal and what isn’t so that minor problems don’t become major issues. Annual maintenance by a licensed and certified contractor is often required to maintain your product warranty as well.

Why Choose Waldrop Plumbing – Heating – Air?

Don’t let your first day of winter temperatures be when you discover that your heating system isn’t working. Get on the books with a professional early in the season to book convenient appointment times and avoid emergencies. Waldrop Plumbing — Heating — Air is the company to call when you need heating maintenance in upstate South Carolina. Our five-star reviews speak to our advanced solutions and environmentally conscious technology.

Contact us today at (864) 641-4011 to set up your fall annual maintenance visit — your home will thank you for it!

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