5 Reasons for HVAC Fall Maintenance

Nov 2, 2020

Following a long hot and dry summer in the Tri-Cities, you want to be confident that your HVAC system will keep you and your family comfortable as the seasons begin to change. As it turns out, autumn is the perfect time for preventive maintenance to ensure your heating and cooling system continues to operate efficiently.  

You also want to make sure you will be warm and comfortable in your home when the cold weather arrives in Eastern Washington. 

Here are five reasons why now is the ideal time – as fall approaches, to call Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning for a scheduled maintenance service on your HVAC system: 

Confirm Clearance 

As the summer comes to a close, overgrowth and clutter can obstruct your HVAC system’s indoor and outdoor units. Keep in mind that your HVAC system’s interior and exterior units should have adequate clearance to keep the airflow unobstructed and the operation smooth. 

Outside, clear away leaves, twigs, and other debris from the surface of your air conditioner or heat pump. It’s also recommended you trim away trees, shrubs, and tall grass to allow for at minimum a two-foot clearance around the unit. 

Inside, avoid putting summer beach gear or stacking bins of fall clothes against your furnace or air conditioner.  Instead, opt to store boxes, bins, and loose items at least a few feet away from your HVAC system. 

Keep Efficiency High and Utility Bills Low

For the average homeowner, heating and cooling account for close to half of their energy expenses annually. When you schedule preventive maintenance with Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning, you can trust that we will keep your HVAC system running efficiently, which can result in lower utility bills. Our expert service technicians will inspect your indoor and outdoor units, check fluid levels, test motors, and search for leaks to ensure that your HVAC system runs at optimal efficiency. 

Like most residents in the Tri-Cities, you aren’t likely to switch your system from cooling to heating right at the onset of fall. But you will want to know that your heating system is ready and waiting to function properly. When you schedule routine maintenance this fall with Apollo, you can rest easy knowing that your heating system will operate smoothly to ensure warm and comfortable living spaces throughout your home.  

Clear the Air

Your HVAC system not only keeps you comfortable with the ideal ambient temperatures in your home, it also keeps your indoor air clean and safe. Without a routine, scheduled maintenance, your heating, and cooling system could be distributing air that is even more contaminated than the outside air. 

As the weather turns cooler and you spend more time indoors, keeping the air inside your home clean is more important than ever. This is why it is recommended to schedule a semi-annual preventive HVAC maintenance service for the fall with Apollo. For the best indoor air quality, Apollo recommends changing your air filters every one to three months, depending on your household’s HVAC usage patterns. 

Stay One Step Ahead of Repairs 

Preventive maintenance on your heating and cooling system can add years to its lifespan. Avoid major breakdowns and serious repairs by scheduling your HVAC system maintenance before the season’s change. By scheduling your heating system maintenance now – as fall approaches, you can stay one step ahead of heat pump and furnace repairs. 

Ensure Safety All Year Long

It can not only be costly but even dangerous to operate your heating system without seasonal maintenance. This is why our preventive maintenance at Apollo includes checking for leaks, detecting potential safety issues, and inspecting your carbon monoxide detector. 

Getting a preventive maintenance service done for your HVAC system will help prevent mechanical issues from occurring during the height of the winter season. 

fixing air conditioning unit

Look to Apollo for Fall Maintenance of Your HVAC System

If you want to make sure you will be enjoying warm, comfortable air in all your living spaces this winter, then fall is the perfect time to call one of our award-winning field technicians at Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning.  We will immediately perform a thorough diagnostic service on your HVAC system and tend to any repairs.  

Our experienced team of highly trained technicians will work with you and exceed your expectations during HVAC  inspections and repairs.

Learn more by contacting Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning! Call us at (509) 396-COLD (2653).