8 Good Reasons to Schedule HVAC Maintenance in the Fall

October 5, 2022


Regular maintenance of your home's HVAC system is essential if you want your system to operate at peak efficiency and keep your home at a comfortable temperature throughout the seasons. While you can have service done anytime, there are some smart reasons to have it done during the fall season.

In this article, we'll examine eight compelling reasons why you should schedule your regular preventative maintenance and check-up in the fall season.


Fall is the season to get things done!

Everybody talks about "spring cleaning." But home experts agree that the best time of year to get things done around the house is in the fall before you hunker down for the short days and cool temperatures of winter.

It's the same with maintenance for your HVAC system. Many people put off maintenance on their home's heating and cooling system until something goes wrong, resulting in inconvenience and a big repair bill.

But the smart homeowner knows that regular preventative maintenance of their HVAC system will pay off with improved efficiency, lower energy bills, and longer service life

We can agree that regular HVAC maintenance is smart. Here are eight reasons why scheduling your regular maintenance in the fall, before winter, is an even smarter idea.

Reason #1: Winter is coming

The cooler temperatures of the fall mean that the winter season won't be far behind. Odds are, the furnace in your HVAC unit hasn't run for quite a while, and you don't want any surprises the first time you flip the switch for heat. And HVAC maintenance professionals will tell you that one of their busiest days of the year is often the first cold one!

The benefit of a fall HVAC tune-up are many, and an HVAC technician will perform the following tasks, among others:

  • Lubrication of bearings and moving parts
  • Check electrical connections, voltage, and current
  • Inspection of the heat exchanger, exhaust, ignition, and burners.
  • Inspecting and testing the thermostat.
  • Replacement of air filter.

If you've had your system checked and maintained, you'll be ready when the first frost comes.

Reason #2: Temperate conditions make maintenance less of a hassle for you

Imagine it's a hot day in the middle of the summer, or a cold one in the winter, and your HVAC system needs major repairs or service.

Without your HVAC system, you'll simply have to endure whatever temperatures the weather delivers to you. But during the fall, milder weather means that you'll suffer less discomfort and disruption while your system is being worked on.

Reason #3: Keep your gear working better, longer

It should go without saying that preventative maintenance will help extend the life of your HVAC equipment, no matter when the service is done. No matter how well-engineered and built your system is, there are moving parts, pressurized lines, and electrical connections that all need to be checked on a regular basis.

In addition, a well-maintained system will operate more efficiently. So you'll stay warmer in the cold winter months to come if your system is operating at peak efficiency.

Reason #4: Lower your energy bills

Speaking of efficiency, an efficiently operating system will use less energy, resulting in lower energy costs for you.

An inspection and tune-up of your HVAC system by a qualified technician will ensure that you're getting the most out of your system.

Reason #5: More time to replace or upgrade equipment

Sometimes a regular tune-up is all the maintenance that your heating system needs to prepare for the winter. But in some cases, you may need more extensive work done. Or, despite preventive maintenance, you may decide that it's a good time to improve your system's efficiency and upgrade part or all of your heating and cooling system.

If that's the case, there's no better time to have this work done than before you'll need your HVAC system for essential needs.

Reason #6: Enjoy the best indoor air quality this winter

As we've seen, there are plenty of practical and money-saving reasons for having your HVAC system tuned up in the fall. But here's something you may not have considered - indoor air quality.

EPA studies have shown that pollutant levels in indoor air in most homes can be 2 to 5 times higher than found in outdoor air. And in winter, when most people spend more time indoors, the exposure to these pollutants can be detrimental to your health, particularly for those who suffer from respiratory diseases like asthma.

Preventive maintenance of your HVAC system, including replacing filters and cleaning ducts, can help reduce the level of indoor pollutants in your home during the winter months.

Looking to lower indoor pollution even more? Consider a whole-house HVAC air purifier.

Reason #7: Prevent fires or carbon monoxide issues

If the furnace in your home burns fuel, whether natural gas, LP gas, or fuel oil, carbon monoxide (CO) is produced as a byproduct. CO is odorless, colorless, and deadly. Each year, thousands of people pay visits to the ER for CO poisoning, and hundreds die.

While there are many reasons for CO poisoning, including the improper use of outdoor appliances and generators indoors, a defective furnace can also be the culprit.

Reason #8: Scheduling will probably be easier

No matter the product or service, there are always periods when demand is greatest, and the supply is strained.

It's no different in the world of HVAC maintenance and HVAC equipment. Demand for equipment and services will be high during periods when HVAC systems are the most essential.

In the summer months, homeowners may need air conditioning equipment repaired, or may decide that they want to upgrade to a more powerful or efficient unit. In the winter, furnaces that haven't been properly maintained may fail. Making a call to your local HVAC company at these times might mean a long wait and costly repairs.

The fall, on the other hand, is usually a period of lower demand. You'll find it easier to schedule maintenance, and you may even be able to find a deal on new equipment as well.

Schedule your fall HVAC maintenance with Team Enoch

If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, your best choice for HVAC maintenance, repair, and replacement is Team Enoch

Team Enoch is committed to providing high-quality products and workmanship to our customers, at a price that's fair. With over 2500 positive reviews, and over 10,000 jobs completed every year, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our well-trained technicians do the job right the first time.

At Team Enoch we have extensive experience in installing and maintaining HVAC systems, both large and small. You can count on us for regular checkups and maintenance to keep it running at peak efficiency.

If you're in the Dallas Fort Worth area and are ready to upgrade your air conditioning before the next heat wave, Team Enoch has the expertise to help your out. Contact us for all your home heating and cooling needs. Remember, estimates are always free!

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