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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

HVAC Maintenance Checklist: Fall Edition

Damien McCusker

Before you know it, the leaves will begin to drop off the trees and it'll be time for fall maintenance of your HVAC system. To get you started, we've compiled a few helpful tips to make sure that you're getting the best out of your equipment as soon as the weather begins to cool off.

Call a Professional for an Annual Checkup

If you haven't had your HVAC equipment checked in the past year, now's the time to do it. Hiring a technician to diagnose any potential issues and provide you with solutions will keep your system running smoothly and efficiently for years to come. Plus, it'll extend the lifespan of your equipment.

Switch Out the Filters

No matter what time of year it is, you must always deal with air filters getting clogged up with debris. Since this can negatively impact your system's efficiency, you need to check and switch out these filters every 1-3 months. Set a schedule and stick with it. Some filters can be washed and used again, so be sure that you're aware of what type your system uses.

Set the Thermostat

Changing your thermostat's temperature on a daily basis will do nothing but waste energy and money. Decide on a temperature for the season and stick to it as much as possible. And if you don't already have a smart thermostat, you should definitely consider it since they allow better control over your comfort needs.

Check the Outdoor Component

If your HVAC equipment includes an outdoor component and you haven't checked it in a while, there's a good chance that leaves and other debris could be covering it. This can clog it up and decrease the system's overall efficiency, so we suggest that you remove as much debris by hand as you can and then use a hose to wash off the rest.

For more expert advice on creating an HVAC fall maintenance checklist, or if you have any other home comfort concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Arpi's Industries. We currently serve the needs of Calgary and the surrounding area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about fall maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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