Why You Should Call Comfort First For HVAC Maintenance Before Winter Comes

Fall is well underway here in North Carolina, with trees turning beautiful colors and a crisp autumn chill in the air. That also means Winter is just around the corner. Is your home comfort system ready for the coming cold?

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a nasty Winter of frigid temps and plenty of winter precipitation that will linger into spring. The Old Farmer’s Almanac, however, is predicting a warmer and drier winter for the Southeast this year, with lower than normal chances of snow.

With such disagreement between our time-tested long-range weather predictors, you need to be prepared for anything. Have a cold weather plan in place, such as stocking up on lanterns and non-perishable foods in case of power outage and designating who in the family is responsible for buying the bad-weather staples, bread and milk. Also, make sure you get your seasonal HVAC maintenance before winter hits. 

How Does Fall Maintenance Help?

Seasonal HVAC maintenance is always a good idea because the benefits include increased efficiency and system life, but in a year like this one where there’s no agreement between our forecasts, it’s especially important because you don’t know what’s coming. You may be faced with some impressive temperature swings this winter, and you need to be sure your HVAC system will be up to the task.

Whether you have a heat pump or AC and furnace set up, your fall maintenance visit will include:

  • Thorough equipment cleaning.
  • All parts and components checked for proper operation.
  • All wiring and relays checked for problems.
  • Filters cleaned or replaced.
  • All moving parts lubricated to reduce friction wear.
  • Thermostat tested for proper function.
  • The startup cycle verified.

Additional steps may be taken depending on your equipment.

Whether you have to use the air conditioning on Christmas Day or crank the heat to survive a polar vortex in February, by having HVAC maintenance done now, before winter arrives, you can rest assured that your home comfort system will be able to handle any weather conditions Mother Nature throws at us.

Make sure your fall maintenance is done in a timely manner by calling Comfort First Heating & Cooling at (800) 279-HVAC today.