The weather is starting to turn cool, so now’s the time for Tennesseans to go through their fall HVAC maintenance checklists.
We know that the weather won’t be really cold for a few months, but that means that this is the perfect time for Jewell Mechanical to come perform your fall service. We’ll take care of your fall heating checklist and ensure that your HVAC system is energy efficient and ready to take on the chilly winter ahead.
Whether you call Jewell or prepare your HVAC system on your own, here are the final four fall heating chores to complete now before winter comes:
1) Air Filter
You should change your air filter around every three months, depending on how many pets you have in the house and how your family reacts to allergens.
Have you neglected your air filter this summer? During your regular maintenance call, we’ll check your filter and change it out if it needs it. We’ll also be sure to clean around the intake area to keep your system extra clean.
2) Coil Check
Your coils are the lungs of your HVAC system: all of the heated or cooled air runs over them before being circulated out into your home. Dirty coils can cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, and can contribute to allergens in your home.
Our technicians will service the interior and exterior coils in your HVAC unit. We clean your coils routinely as part of your maintenance plan, and check to make sure that your HVAC unit is not also leaking coolant.
3) Outdoor Unit Fans
The fan on the outdoor unit is what many people think of first when they think of HVAC units. It’s the most visible part of your HVAC, especially when you’re nearby when it kicks on. Our maintenance calls include an inspection of the fans and lubrication of these moving parts.
Checking each portion of your entire system helps us catch potential problems before they start, so you don’t get left out in the cold.
4) Clear Compressor Area
We often think that those tough outdoor compressor units can stand up to anything, but the fact is that overgrown vegetation, yard waste, fall leaves, and atmospheric dust can cause your compressor to work harder than it needs. During your routine service check, we’ll make sure that the environment around your outdoor unit doesn’t interfere with the efficiency of your unit.