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HVACR Maintenance For Fall

Updated: Jan 3

Despite the temperatures outside, fall is officially here, and with that comes the promise of cooler weather… eventually. While you may not be thinking of turning on the heat just yet, the First Day of Fall is a great reminder to start getting your HVACR system ready for the changing seasons. Here’s what to focus on as we say “Hello” to Autumn.

Thin branches with brown leaves. Evokes a feeling of fall weather

Fall is a great time to perform HVACR maintenance to ensure your system runs efficiently throughout the colder months. Here are some specific HVACR maintenance tasks to consider during autumn:

  1. Replace Air Filters: Replacing or cleaning your HVACR system's air filters is essential as you transition from cooling to heating. Clogged filters restrict airflow and reduce system efficiency. Clean filters improve indoor air quality and help the system function optimally.

  2. Check Thermostat Settings: Ensure your thermostat is set to heating mode and adjust the temperature settings for the upcoming cooler weather. Consider programming a lower temperature when you’re closed or at night to save energy.

  3. Inspect the Heating System: Schedule a professional inspection if you have a furnace or heat pump. A technician will clean the system, check for any issues, and ensure it works safely and efficiently.

  4. Clean Vents and Registers: Vacuum and clean the vents and registers throughout your facility. Dust and debris can accumulate over the summer months and reduce the efficiency of your heating system.

  5. Clear Around Outdoor Units: If you have an outdoor unit for your HVACR system, clear away any leaves, debris, or vegetation that might have accumulated around it. Maintain a clear space to allow for proper airflow.

  6. Test the Heating System: Turn on your heating system well before you need it to ensure it works properly. This gives you time to address issues before the cold weather sets in.

  7. Seal Leaks: Check for drafts around windows, doors, and other openings. Sealing gaps to prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping will help your HVACR system work more efficiently.

  8. Inspect Ductwork: If you have accessible ductwork, inspect it for any visible leaks or damage. Sealing leaks can significantly improve your system's efficiency.

  9. Schedule Professional Maintenance: Consider hiring a professional HVACR technician to perform a thorough fall maintenance check. They can perform tasks like cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels (for heat pumps), lubricating moving parts, and ensuring all components function correctly.

  10. Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors: As you start using your heating system, ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are working correctly. Replace batteries and test these detectors to keep your employees and customers safe.

  11. Check Humidifier Settings: If your HVACR system has a humidifier, adjust the settings for the drier fall weather. Proper humidity levels can improve comfort and indoor air quality.

By performing these autumn-specific HVACR maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your heating system operates efficiently, saving you energy and money during the colder months and providing a comfortable indoor environment for you and your customers.

Energy Performance Solutions offers coating solutions that, when combined with regular maintenance, can help further boost the performance of your HVACR system. To learn more, contact our team today.


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