When cool weather arrives in the Quincy, Illinois, area, it is time to schedule fall maintenance for your HVAC system. Whether you have a heat pump, furnace, boiler or other heating system, Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. professionals can help prepare your system for winter.

HVAC Maintenance Explained

During scheduled HVAC maintenance, licensed service technicians inspect, calibrate and clean each component of the system, including:

  • Clean or replace filters as needed.
  • Clean condensate line.
  • Clean coils.
  • Inspect furnace plenum, flue and housing.
  • Check electrical connections and voltage.
  • Check heat exchanger, burners, pressure and connections on gas and oil heating equipment.
  • Check thermostat.
  • Oil moving parts.
  • Ensure system powers up and shuts down properly.

Timely repair of problems found during a tune-up keeps your system running efficiently and reduces the likelihood of breakdowns.

Benefits of Preventive Maintenance

Tune-ups optimize performance. According to the Department of Energy, cleaning filters can lower energy usage between 5% and 15%. Your HVAC system uses less energy, which reduces fuel bills.

Most HVAC manufacturers require annual maintenance to keep warranties valid. Our NATE-certified service technicians work on all brands of HVAC equipment.

Seasonal maintenance reduces the frequency of repairs and can extend equipment service life. Well-maintained furnaces can last 15 to 20 years.

Most importantly, fall maintenance ensures that heating equipment operates safely. Combustion of fossil fuels produces carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that can cause severe health problems or death. During a tune-up, technicians check for gas leaks to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Homeowner Fall HVAC Maintenance Tasks

Homeowners tasks that prepare for fall weather include:

  • Clean duct registers.
  • Clean or change air filters.
  • Change batteries and verify that carbon monoxide alarms are working.
  • Schedule a heating system tune-up.

Call Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. to schedule a fall tune-up. Planned maintenance gives you peace of mind. Your equipment will run efficiently, your living space will be comfortable during the cold Illinois winters and lower fuel bills will save money. Ask about our maintenance plans that include annual tune-ups, priority service, discounts on parts and equipment and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

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