Now that summer is winding to an end and fall is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about those yearly maintenance tips you should be discussing with your customers.
- Change Air Filters
Over the summer months with the windows open, plenty of dust and outside particles have clogged up the filters which forces the system to run harder. It’s a good idea to replace the air filters regularly to keep the air fresh and clean so suggest new filters on your next service call.
- End-of-Season Tune-Up
When the season is changing, and the A/C system needs to wind down, it’s advisable to prep the unit for the winter months. Schedule a call with your customers to make sure there are no leaks in the system and that the motor and fan blade are in good condition.
- Evaluate and Tune the Furnace
Just as with the A/C unit, making sure that the furnace is ready for the coming winter months is important. If the homeowner has an older system it is worth it to do an evaluation and determine if their system needs an upgrade. In the case that the system is still in good shape, you should try and schedule a fall tune-up with them to make sure that everything is running properly. You should test the airflow and motor as well as inspect the electrical connections.