Whether you rely on a furnace, a boiler, or a heat pump for warmth, having your equipment fail when the outside temperature plummets can spell disaster. With conditions inside your Aurora, IL home closely matching the conditions outdoors, residents might develop temperature-related health issues. Fortunately, scheduling routine HVAC maintenance in the fall is an easy way to avoid heating emergencies like these. Read on to discover some reasons why autumn is the best time for this service.

1. Prime Your Heating System for Efficiency and Optimum Performance

After sitting dormant for many months, your furnace could be in a state of disrepair. Just like air conditioners, many furnaces have condensate drains and condensate drain lines. In the right conditions, these pathways become riddled with algae and mold.

Furnaces also collect a considerable amount of dust during the hotter, drier months of summer. These buildups can affect the functionality of critical components like your furnace’s flame sensor and thermocouple. A thorough inspection and cleaning in the fall will ensure that accumulations like these don’t keep your heating system from turning on.

Fall HVAC maintenance additionally allows our technicians to remove airflow obstructions. From verifying that all air vents are clean and fully opened to clearing exhaust lines, we take measures to limit stress on residential heating equipment. These efforts reduce the amount of work that furnaces must do and result in more moderate and manageable home energy bills.

2. Ensure the Safety of Everyone in Your Home

If you have an oil-fired or gas-fired furnace, incomplete fuel combustion during operation can create harmful exhaust gases like carbon monoxide (CO). During furnace service, the integrity of all exhaust pipes and grilles is checked, and these features are cleared of blockages. While having CO alarms installed ensures that residents are alerted when carbon monoxide leaks occur, annual maintenance plays a major hand in preventing exhaust leaks altogether.

3. Sidestep Costly Heater Repairs

Small furnace problems can quickly become major issues that take a toll on other components and functions. Scheduling HVAC maintenance before furnace demand is high keeps this from happening. Our technicians replace missing, damaged, and worn components, make essential adjustments, and they perform exhaustive tests to ensure that everything is working correctly.

Since 1985, we’ve been proudly serving Aurora, IL and the surrounding communities. We offer heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and indoor air quality services. We’re here to handle all of your fall furnace maintenance needs and your pre-summer AC tune-ups as well. To schedule an appointment, contact us at Andersen Plumbing and Heating today.

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