Prepare with a Fall HVAC Maintenance Checklist

September 01, 2020

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In times of uncertainty, the best thing you can do is prepare and work to keep your family safe. Ease into the cooler fall temps by getting prepared this September! A.J. Perri is here to help you attain indoor comfort and safety. As a responsible homeowner, add these four tips to your checklist:

Inspect air filters

Changing the air filters in your HVAC system is not only a crucial task, it is often the most forgotten. Dirty air filters obstruct the airflow, pushing your system to work in overdrive. In addition, they are a health hazard to those who already have respiratory conditions or allergies. If left unattended, the accumulated dust and mold can recirculate throughout your home. A change every 30 to 90 days is ideal. Want to go one step above? Click here for information on the air cleaner installation that we offer.

Keep A/C and heating system clear

Like dirty air filters, clutter around your A/C and heating system obstructs their function. For an outdoor unit, check for leaves, pollen, dirt, sticks, etc. This debris ends up taxing and damaging the unit. As a good rule of thumb, keep two feet of space around all parts of your outdoor HVAC system. This allows for maximum airflow, efficiency and overall lifespan. Schedule a free heating service call today with a completed repair, all on us!

Replace carbon monoxide detector batteries

Being aware of the efficiency of your carbon monoxide detector may be one of the most important tasks listed. High concentrations of carbon monoxide are fatal and can kill in less than five minutes of exposure.

Give your system a break

Why make your system work hard when it doesn't have to? As the summer heat slowly starts to cool down, consider opening your windows to let the early fall breeze in. You can even turn the fan on to help circulate the air!

Preparation in September will help take care of your home during the colder months here in New Jersey. Rest assured knowing that your household is protected. A.J. Perri proudly serves you any time of day! Call us or contact us online for more information.

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Last Updated: June 09, 2023