Is your HVAC system ready for the Winter? Don’t get stuck in the cold.
Fall is the perfect time to prepare your system for the heating season. Get your heating system ready for winter, reduce energy costs and improve home comfort with Rabe Hardware’s Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips.
Check and Replace Filters
Changing your unit’s filters will improve efficiency, lower monthly utility costs, prevent system failures and avert expensive emergency repairs.
If you have a programmable thermostat, it’s likely to have separate heating and cooling settings with time periods that need to be programmed separately. Make sure that your thermostat is set for maximum efficiency, especially for periods when no one will be home.
Inspect Furnace or Heat Pump
Check the area around your furnace for flammable materials that can pose a safety risk to your home. If you have a heat pump with an outdoor unit, check the outdoor area around it and remove debris such as leaves, grass clippings & dirt.
Schedule a Tune-up
A Fall tune-up will identify any potential problems and ensure your system is working as efficiently as possible. Technicians will check for reliable, efficient and safe operation of all HVAC equipment. A clean, well-adjusted heating system will save you money on fuel and prolong furnace life.
Is it Time to Replace Your System?
If your unit is older than 10 years, you may want to consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. These high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating costs and will improve the performance of your overall system.
It’s important to hire a well-trained and properly licensed professional to keep your furnace in tiptop shape. Trust Rabe Hardware for all of your Fall HVAC Maintenance needs in Eastern Iowa. Contact Rabe Hardware today to get your system prepared for the winter ahead.