Why You Should Schedule a Fall HVAC InspectionSeptember 24, 2021
Enjoying the mild autumn temperatures? Not to burst your bubble, but they won’t last forever. A fall HVAC inspection will ensure your furnace is prepared for colder weather. Read on to learn why you should pick up the phone and call Hanson’s for a furnace tune-up before fall leaves us and winter sets in.
Reasons to schedule a fall HVAC inspection
During a fall HVAC inspection, a technician will examine your furnace and system to ensure safe, efficient, and proper operation. It’s important to address repairs before malfunctioning components damage equipment further. Your technician may also check for carbon monoxide and gas leaks, which can pose serious threats to your family’s safety.
Missed or improper maintenance often leads to equipment failure and even more costly repair bills. A fall HVAC inspection will tell you how your system is functioning. Your technician may even spot opportunities for energy efficient improvements and better air quality.
What does a fall HVAC inspection involve?
An HVAC professional will examine and assess all the heating and cooling components. In general, most technicians will:
- Test voltage, electrical components and connections, gas piping, combustion, and safety controls.
- Evaluate system starting capabilities, airflow, and ventilation.
- Examine the heat exchanger, ignition, and burner assemblies.
- Clean or replace the filter, if needed.
- Inspect the drip pan and drain the line for clogs.
- Check thermostat operation.
- Assess equipment condition and the quality of installation, including ductwork.
Can I perform an HVAC inspection myself?
An HVAC technician will have the proper tools and knowledge to complete all the tasks listed above. Likewise, a professional can recognize red flags, evaluate the need for repair versus replacement, and perform any necessary maintenance.
If you are tempted to try a DIY inspection or maintenance, consider the money you’ll save by scheduling a proper tune-up. You’ll also avoid that after-hours emergency repair call if your furnace breaks down in the middle of winter.
Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating has all of your heating and cooling needs covered. We’re a family-owned and operated company with decades of experience providing home comfort services to residents. We offer seasonal tune-ups through our maintenance agreement program and 24-hour emergency service throughout central Minnesota.
Contact us today to schedule your fall HVAC inspection.