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How to prepare your HVAC equipment for fall

Prepare HVAC equipment for fall

Can you believe it is fall already? It seems like just yesterday we were all enjoying summer days in the lake, hiking at nearby mountains, visiting family, or going wine tasting! Another season passed, let's start thinking about your HVAC equipment. Since we know those wildfires took a beating on our indoor equipment, let Zoltera be there for your HVAC needs this fall.

Below are 5 tips to consider to get ready for those colder months ahead!

Duct Cleaning in Kelowna

Tip #1 - Consider Duct Cleaning

Dust and debris equal to about 10 percent loss of efficiency for most coil and blower motor failures. This is a primary reason for higher utility costs to you during winter months. Consider duct cleaning for the fall season, at least once every 3 years to ensure your equipment is free of any contaminants or debris!

Clean outdoor AC unit before fall

Tip #2 - Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Although the leaves falling may look peaceful, these leaves can cause major issues for your outdoor unit. They can become a fire hazard if branches get lodged into your equipment. Consider calling a technician to get your unit vacuumed and cleaned out for the fall season.

"33% of all Air Conditioner fires happen from blockage, wires or cables not effectively being cleaned and maintained" – Insurance Specialist @ Insurancehub

check thermostat prior to fall

Tip #3 - Check Your Thermostat

Ensure your equipment is working by checking your thermostat. If you own a programmable thermostat, set it for the fall months anywhere between 70-78 degrees, depending on the weather outside of course. If your thermostat does not communicate properly, or changes - it might be time for a service!

change furnace filter every fall

Tip #4 - Replace Dirty Air Filters

If you noticed your energy bills have increased over this fire season, consider replacing your air filters in your home. Do you smell burning, is your unit overheating? It might be time to replace. Zoltera has a variety of stock of all MERV 11, 16 filters.

annual maintenance on HVAC equipment kelowna

Tip #5 - Schedule Routine Maintenance

By having your equipment serviced each season by a licensed and bonded Zoltera technician, you maintain your manufacture warranties, you ensure peak efficiency, and prolong the life span of your system. Call Zoltera for a quote on an annal service agreement, only $199/year!

Get Help with your HVAC Fall Maintenance

By following these tips above you will be ready for winter in no time! Contact us at Zoltera to walk you through it or, hire a professional to do it for you!

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