The sun is going down sooner, and the evenings are getting chilly. With autumn right around the corner, it’s time to get your furnace prepared. Now is the perfect time to get your system tuned up and ready to go. Annual maintenance is key to ensuring your system runs well and won’t break down unexpectedly. Here’s how to get your heating system ready.

#1: Check your air filters.
Summer weather can circulate pollen, dust, and other debris through the air. When working properly, the air filters in your HVAC system help trap those particles, so they don’t get into the air you breathe. That accumulates over time and can impact airflow and increase energy usage. So, clean or replace your filters every one to two months.

#2: Don’t forget the outside unit.
Autumn means falling leaves and tree branches, too. Those, in addition to grass clippings and dirt can collect on and around your HVAC unit outside. So, be sure to clear everything away from there. Make sure the landscaping around it doesn’t overgrow through the fall, as this could be a hazard that obstructs the flow of the system’s coils and motor.

#3: Call for a system tune up.
There is a lot you can do as a homeowner to keep your heating system running efficiently, but when it comes to maintenance, leave that to the professionals. Annual maintenance adds years of life to your system. It helps it run efficiently and minimizes your risk of having a system turn off or break when you need it most. Unfortunately, we see a lot of repairs that could have been avoided with regular professional maintenance appointments, so don’t neglect adding that to your to-do list!

Our skilled technicians can help get your system ready to go, so you can stay warm and comfortable all fall and into the cold winter months. We’ve served homes and businesses across Oregon since 1985. That’s the expertise and reliability you can count on. Call us today to get your appointment scheduled.

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