Back-to-School season means that summer playtime is over and the hard work of a new school year is about to begin. It also means that it’s the perfect time to perform end-of-summer maintenance on your home. Take care of the following maintenance tasks to prepare for the requirements of fall.
- Change HVAC air filters: One of the most common fall maintenance tasks is changing the air filter in your HVAC system. Whether you use a heat pump or furnace for heating, make sure the filters in these devices are changed before turning the equipment on for the season. Air filters help keep your indoor air clean by trapping and holding pollutants. Remember that clogged filters can interfere with HVAC system performance.
- Seal your home: Fall is a good time to find and seal holes, cracks, gaps, or other openings in your home’s structure where warm air can leak out and cold air can get in. Smaller openings can be sealed with silicone caulking. Larger openings may need to be filled in and, in some cases, may require some minor construction to seal them off completely. By sealing leaks, you’ll cut down on wasted air and energy and will reduce overall wear on your heating system.
- Ensure outdoor vents are clear: Make sure outside venting is clean and free from obstructions that could interfere with airflow. Remove mud, dirt, sticks, leaves, weeds, and other material from the unit’s vent openings. It is very important that exhaust vents remain clear of snow and ice throughout the upcoming winter season.
- Call for professional maintenance: Contact your local trusted HVAC service provider for a preventive maintenance appointment. Your HVAC technician will be able to check your heating system from end to end, making adjustments and minor repairs that will keep it working like it should.
In Calgary and the nearby communities, Arpi’s Industries Ltd. is the premier choice for expert plumbing, heating, and cooling services. Contact us today for more information on back-to-school season maintenance and for the supplies you need to get your home ready for the winter.
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