HVAC Fall Maintenance Tips

Posted On: August 08, 2016

Service Your Furnace, Heat Pump, or Boiler This Fall


Is your home’s heating system ready for the upcoming fall and winter season? To be sure that your air conditioner is properly shut down and your heat is ready to kick in, you will want to go through our list of HVAC fall maintenance tips. Hiring a professional service to help you properly maintain or tune-up your system will leave you with peace of mind and high performing equipment.

Did you know that heating and cooling costs are the largest energy expense for most homes in the U.S.? With proper maintenance, you can cut back on your utility bills this year! When your home’s furnace is operating at its best, it will use less energy to do its job.

Would you like to hire a professional HVAC service to prepare your Madison County home for the winter weather? Contact Ernst Heating & Cooling today!

Heating Tips for Your Home This Fall

Before providing any maintenance or repair service to your home’s heating system, let’s consider the age of your unit. If your equipment is on its way out, then it will make more economical sense to replace it, rather than try and tune it up. Use the following life expectancies to determine whether or not your equipment might need to be replaced.

  • Heat pumps typically last 16 years
  • Tankless water heaters can last over 20 years
  • Electric and gas water heaters typically last 10 years
  • Furnaces typically last 15-20 years

If your system is past its life expectancy or is struggling to keep up with your demands, don’t wait to replace it!

HVAC Fall Maintenance Checklist

Let’s get your Madison County home ready for the fall and winter season! Follow these action items to prepare your home’s HVAC system:

  • Replace your carbon monoxide detector battery
  • Inspect units for proper refrigerant levels and adjust if necessary
  • Clean dirt, leaves, and debris from around your outdoor units
  • Inspect the base pan of your air conditioning unit for restricted drain openings
  • Power down your air conditioner
  • Clean or replace air filters on a monthly basis
  • Raise your thermostat to accommodate for the drop in temperature outside
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat if you don’t already have one
  • Hire a professional HVAC company for an inspection and for all other maintenance

By following these steps, you can make sure your HVAC equipment is well taken care of and ready to fill your home with warm, clean air this fall and winter season. For professional HVAC maintenance in the Hamel, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon or Highland area, call Ernst Heating & Cooling today at 618-887-6093.

Professional Heating System Maintenance

Furnace Maintenance

Maintaining a furnace properly involves much more than just occasionally changing its air filter. To make sure your system is running at its best, you need an annual service from a trained technician. Our precision furnace maintenance service includes: professional inspection, cleaning, lubrication, and tightening adjustments.

Click here to learn more about the furnace maintenance service we offer throughout the Madison County area!

Geothermal Heat Pump Maintenance

Compared to traditional heat pumps, geothermal versions typically require much less maintenance! But like a car, your heat pump system needs maintenance every so often to ensure it continues to operate at maximum efficiency year in and year out. If it’s time to schedule geothermal heat pump maintenance for your system, Ernst Heating & Cooling can help!

Click here to learn more about the geothermal heat pump maintenance we offer!

Boiler Maintenance

Boilers need maintenance too! Boiler repairs can get pricy, so get ahead of the game and maintain your boiler to extend its lifespan and efficiency. For all boiler maintenance, rely on Ernst Heating & Cooling!

Heating System Maintenance in Madison County

For all of your heating needs, you can rely on our team of HVAC professionals at Ernst Heating & Cooling. We conveniently offer 24/7 emergency repair service for all of your after-hour needs! Are you on a tight budget? We also offer a variety of payment plans to suit each customer’s unique budget.

Call us today at 618-887-6093 to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance service!

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