Fall is an ideal time to inspect your heating unit. With the arrival of cooler temperatures, many homeowners transition to heat in their home. For some, this switch does not go smoothly and expensive problems occur. But, don’t fear! Preventive maintenance is an excellent way to catch problems early or avoid them all together. Here are a few simple DIY tips you can do around your home to prepare your HVAC unit for cooler temperatures this season.

  1. Inspect the area around your heating unit for any debris or clutter. Remove any items that are too close or that are flammable.
  2. Replace dirty air filters. Not only will this improve the quality of your home’s air, it will also increase airflow to your heating unit and help it heat your home more efficiently.
  3. Check the air vents around your home. Make sure air can flow freely and is not obstructed by boxes or clutter.
  4. Install carbon monoxide alarms. These alarms are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at a home hardware store. Make sure you place them on each level of your home in a place that is free of obstructions and not next to a window or door.

As your local heating and air specialists, Zone Home Solutions is available to assist with any preventive maintenance needs. We offer our semi-annual maintenance checklist to give homeowners peace of mind, no matter the season! To learn more, please contact us.