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Your Autumn HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Finally, the greater Saint Louis area has gotten a bit of break from August’s triple digit heat. With the month of September upon us and temperatures slowly beginning to cool down, we’re reminded that fall and winter are right around the corner.

Between September and October is the best time to start conducting preventative maintenance on your HVAC system. Not only will you be able to prolong the life of your home’s heating and cooling system with routine maintenance, but your system will also operate more efficiently and save you money on future energy bills.

To get started with heating maintenance in St. Louis, MO this fall, we’ve created a checklist that should help guide you and prepare for an upcoming visit by your HVAC contractor.

  1. Know The Age And Operational History Of Your System – Since most HVAC systems last between 15 and 25 years, this is a great indicator for how frequently repairs will be needed. The frequency of previous breakdowns and repairs will also indicate how you can improve your current system or if you need to invest in a new one.
  2. Replace Your Air Filters Every Season – It’s highly recommended by HVAC professionals to change out your air filters every one to three months. This helps your system operate more efficiently and prolong its overall lifespan.
  3. Take Notice Of Strange Noises, Odors Or Appearances Of Your Heating Equipment – From as far back as a year ago to how your HVAC operated this summer, it’s vital to take notes of any abnormal changes to your system. Not only will this help a technician determine repairs or tune ups to your furnace or heating system, but it can also prep your cooling system for the spring and summer next year.
  4. Schedule Your HVAC Tech Appointment For September Or October – Finally, booking a regular maintenance appointment with an HVAC contractor is crucial to prolonging the life of your heating system. A technician will fully inspect everything from wiring and the thermostat to your heat pump and water panel. Most technicians will also clean out your vents, change your air filter, check your heat exchanger, and inspect drains. This is to further ensure your system will be fully functional once colder weather arrives in the late fall.

Discover Trustworthy 24 Hour Heating And Cooling in St. Louis, MO

Since 1926, Classic Aire Care contractors have been helping Missouri and Southern Illinois homeowners with their heating and air conditioning systems. Our technicians are licensed and thoroughly trained so you feel comfortable as they maintain, repair or install your home’s HVAC system. Just some of our other services include air conditioning and water heater installation, commercial HVAC repairs, and heat pump maintenance in St. Louis.

We’re also available 24/7 for emergency service repairs, so you won’t have to wait when your air conditioner or furnace breaks down.

To schedule an appointment for an AC repair or overarching HVAC service in St. Louis, please visit our website or call 314-329-1943.

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