It’s back to school time for many students around the Pacific Northwest this week. And while the weather is still hot, autumn will be here before you know it. That means your heating system needs to be ready! Here’s how to get your system ready for the upcoming change of season.
#1: Change your air filters.
Did you know your HVAC filters need to be cleaned or replaced every 1 to 2 months. Or, depending on the use and type of filter you have you might be able to go longer? These filters are small, but they play a big role in the functionality of your system. They also help filter out bacteria, dander, debris, and dirt that can make its way into the system and into the air you breathe. Cleaning or replacing your filters also helps increase energy efficiency, which will save you money on your utility bills.
#2: Schedule preventative maintenance.
Just like regular oil changes on your car or yearly checkups with your primary care doctor, your heating system needs to be professionally tuned up. Doing this will help give you the peace of mind you need going into the fall and winter months. Our team of experienced technicians will look for any signs of problems and get them diagnosed and repaired right away. Regular tune-ups will prolong the life of the system and help with energy efficiency. And that translates to more money in your pocket in the long run.
#3: Upgrade or replace your system.
If your system is more than 15 years old, chances are, it’s at the ends of its lifespan. Older systems use more energy and are more prone to costly breakdowns. That means you could be left with an expensive repair when you least expect it, or worse, without a heating system at all when the cold weather hits.
We love the autumn season in Oregon! Whether it’s a full system replacement, a simple tune-up for your machine, or a repair, our team at Climate Control is standing by to help. Contact us today to get your appointment scheduled so you can stay comfortable all season long.