The Importance of a Fall HVAC Tune Up — It’s Never Too Early!
Some years it can feel like if you blink, you might miss the fall colors here in the greater Sacramento area. This time of year brings pumpkin spice, homecoming games (or HoCo, as the kids are calling it now) and planning for the neighborhood halloween party—and though this year’s costume plans might be a nightmare, you don’t want your unattended HVAC equipment to keep you up at night!
It’s never too early to schedule your HVAC tune up for energy savings throughout fall and winter and peace of mind when it comes to staying comfortable in your own home.
What Could Go Wrong With My HVAC Equipment?
As the El Dorado Hills heat starts to slowly fade through September and October, the cool air coming out of the vents from your air conditioner will start to transition to the hotter air of your heater or furnace—a furnace that has been sitting unused for the summer months. Over that period of time your furnace has been sitting dormant, and there can be a number of wear and tear issues that will lead to an expensive and untimely heating emergency as you fire it up again come winter, like:
Unhealthy dust and debris buildup
Dangerous fuel leaks
Inefficient holes in your ductwork
Loosened electrical connections
If you have a furnace that runs on natural gas, loose connections and leaks can pose a threat to the health of your home as well. Carbon monoxide is a common byproduct of a furnace in need of service, so not only is it costing you more money to run but it could be making you and your family sick without your knowledge!
One of the common questions that California Energy Services gets from our customers is “how often do you recommend I schedule maintenance for my HVAC system?” Our answer: twice a year, usually as the seasons change. And the best way to ensure that you don’t lapse in your maintenance is with our residential maintenance plan.
Getting Ahead of the Game with an HVAC Tune Up
The obvious benefit of making sure your HVAC equipment is in tip-top shape is that you are dramatically decreasing your risk of of an unexpected breakdown. But when both your heating and cooling equipment are running as efficiently as possible, you are spending less on your energy bills to keep your home comfortable as the the season changes from summer to fall!
The earlier you schedule your tune up, the more you can save. Make sure you schedule your HVAC maintenance and service with the whole-home experts in El Dorado Hills at California Energy Services before fall is here to stay!