As fall approaches, Henderson, Kentucky, residents are preparing for cool weather. As you get ready, make a to-do list for your HVAC system. There are several simple maintenance tasks a homeowner can do. However, to ensure that all components work properly, call Ontime Service for heating maintenance before turning on the furnace for the first time. Here are key tasks to ensure safety and performance throughout the winter.

Prepare the Air Conditioner

If you have separate heating and air conditioning units, protect the air conditioner while it is not in use. Clean around the outdoor compressor unit. Clip grass and vegetation back, and remove leaves and debris from the housing. Cover the unit to protect it from weather and debris.

If you have a heat pump, flip the switch from air conditioning to heating mode to change the flow of refrigerant. Finally, call Ontime Service for a tune-up.

Change the Filter

Air must flow freely through the HVAC system for effective heat exchange. Dirty filters restrict airflow, which can damage your system. Eventually, airborne pollutants will be blown into the living area. Keeping filters clean improves energy efficiency and reduces fuel usage by up to 15 percent.

Have a Maintenance Checkup

Seasonal HVAC maintenance can cut fuel costs and reduce the frequency of breakdowns. Lack of maintenance can result in costly repairs or early system failure.

Our NATE-certified technicians examine, calibrate and clean each element of your HVAC system, including:

  • Check ducts for leaks and poor joins.
  • Clean coils.
  • Check refrigerant levels.
  • Clean condensate system.
  • Oil all moving parts.
  • Check electrical contacts and wiring.
  • Check combustion system, burners and ignition.
  • Test for dangerous gases.
  • Examine heat exchanger.
  • Ensure unit cycles properly.

Ontime Service provides HVAC and plumbing services for residents and businesses in Henderson, KY and the surrounding areas. We are licensed, insured and bonded. We back our work with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. We also offer 24-hour emergency service. To schedule HVAC maintenance, call today at 270-215-7267.

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