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Get Ready for Fall With This HVAC Maintenance ChecklistWith fall weather underway, now is the best time to get your HVAC system in gear with some well-needed fall maintenance. Not only does it help prevent minor problems from turning into major breakdowns during the winter, but it also helps keep your HVAC system energy-efficient and in top shape.

If you want to get the most out of your HVAC system this season, check out these fall HVAC maintenance checklist items:

General Items

  • Lubricate all moving parts, including the blower fan and condenser fan.
  • If your blower fan uses a belt drive system, inspect the belt for signs of wear and tear. If necessary, replace the belt and adjust to remove slack from the belt.
  • Make sure all electrical connections are properly tightened and undamaged.
  • Inspect and clean the condensate drip tray and drain. A clogged drain can lead to water damage and elevated humidity levels.
  • Check the thermostat controls to ensure proper temperature settings.
  • Replace all air filters with new, clean filters.

Heating-Specific Items

  • Inspect all gas or oil connections for signs of leaks or corrosion.
  • Make sure the burner is clean and free of any rust or corrosion.
  • Inspect the heat exchanger for cracks caused by age and fatigue, as well as signs of rust or corrosion.

Cooling-Specific Items

  • Carefully clean the evaporator and condenser coils. Dirty coils can prevent the A/C system from cooling effectively.
  • Have your HVAC technician check your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels and add refrigerant as needed.
  • Check the refrigerant lines, seals and valves for signs of refrigerant leakage.

For more advice on fall HVAC maintenance or if you have any questions about your northeast Ohio home’s heating and cooling needs, contact us at Stack Heating & Cooling.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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