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5 Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

5 Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips



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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. The leaves change color, bringing beautiful landscapes for the eyes to enjoy. I fully enjoy taking in the crisp air, the scent of apples and fall décor that everyone puts out on their front porch this time of year. It’s also a good time to make sure that porch isn’t leaking.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and it's also the perfect time to think about your home's heating needs. Here are 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips you need! Read the full article @ wwww.hipmamasplace.com

While I really appreciate the beautiful, cooler days of fall, I also know that winter is not far behind. As a homeowner, it’s important for me to think about my home’s heating needs now so that we don’t end up without heat in the winter season. Fortunately, we just had our whole HVAC system replaced last Fall because we were having problems with keeping our home warm. We were constantly adjusting our thermostat and the air quality inside our home was always very dry. We have a two story home and our second floor was always warmer than the first floor. However, since we’ve replaced our HVAC system, we don’t have those problems anymore. Still, we keep up with the maintenance by having it checked by a professional at least twice a year – one time in the Spring and a second time on the Fall.



If you’re running into problems with your heating and air-conditioning system, it may be because your heater and/or air conditioner are declining or require repair. Don’t wait until it’s too late to repair/replace your HVAC system. Sears Home Services offer free HVAC estimates so that you can calculate the costs for yourself! Consider these questions to help you determine your HVAC needs:

  • Have you noticed a steady increase in your utility bill?
  • Does your system tend to run all of the time?
  • Is the second floor always warmer/cooler than the first floor?
  • Are you adjusting your thermostat constantly?
  • Do you notice that your home is very dry or very humid?
  • Does your heating or cooling system need repair or maintenance? Or are you ready for a new air conditioner or heater

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and it's also the perfect time to think about your home's heating needs. Here are 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips you need! Read the full article @ wwww.hipmamasplace.com

No matter how new your home is, it’s important to practice these 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips every year so that you can rest easy during the winter season. Plus, you don’t want your furnace to be on the fritz during the holiday season!

5 Fall HVAC Maintenance Tips

1. Check Your Air Filters

Clogged air filters will cause your heating bill to be higher than expected as it will slow down the efficiency of your furnace. During the winter months, you’ll want to check the air filters on your HVAC system, but it’s best to get a head start during the fall season by having a tech come in and confirm that your filters are not clogged so that you won’t go broke during the heating season.

2. Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks are obviously not good in the winter season as it will cause your heating unit to work harder than necessary. You should seal windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking when possible. During the fall season, you need to go around checking for drafts in any area of the home, such as near windows and doors.

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and it's also the perfect time to think about your home's heating needs. Here are 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips you need! Read the full article @ wwww.hipmamasplace.com

3. Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Check your outdoor HVAC outdoor unit for debris and damage. You’ll want to ensure proper air flow and make sure that there are no openings where your unit will get debris or other bad items into your unit. Shut down the outdoor unit by powering it down and wipe down the unit, if possible use a hose to spray out any dirt or debris that’s snuck into cracks of your outdoor unit.



4. Schedule a Professional Fall HVAC Maintenance

Before the temperature drops too low, consider calling for an HVAC system tune-up – especially if you notice some of the following telltale signs:

  • A cold home and high energy bills
  • Clogged air filters
  • Soot around the furnace or flickering flames
  • A cracked, frayed or sagging belt
  • Strange noises from your HVAC
  • You haven’t checked your HVAC system in a while
  • Your HVAC unit is old and keeps breaking down

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year and it's also the perfect time to think about your home's heating needs. Here are 5 Fall HVAC maintenance tips you need! Read the full article @ wwww.hipmamasplace.com

Sears Home Services can help with your HVAC checkups to keep your heating and cooling system running at its best. Routine HVAC maintenance helps prevent costly repairs and can make your HVAC system more energy efficient. Their HVAC experts repair and maintain all major types and brands of heating and whole house cooling systems.

5. Consider Purchasing New Unit

If your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old then you may have to have it replaced. If you’re considering replacing your HVAC unit for this heating season then fall is the best time to do this step. Discuss the status of your HVAC unit with the professional who’s there to perform maintenance, as they’ll know best whether your unit will last another winter or more.

HVAC checkups from Sears Home Services will help keep your home heating and cooling system running efficiently all year round. If you’ve noticed signs like a cracked or frayed belt, clogged air filters, or high energy bills then you may just benefit from a Sears Home Services HVAC checkup before the winter season arrives. This checkup will ensure that your furnace is running efficiently and able to heat your home all winter long without sucking energy costs.



Or, if you need to replace your system, Sears Home Services can come to your home for a free consultation.

HVAC Savings Program: Earn Dollar for Dollar Credits

Sears Home Services is offering the Sears Home Services’ HVAC Savings Program which lets you earn dollar-for-dollar savings towards a future HVAC replacement from Sears when you spend on qualified, paid HVAC repairs and maintenance.

There are also great savings available right now at Sears Home Services on your HVAC needs:

  • Save $40 on HVAC Repair and Preventive Maintenance. Additional charge for filters, parts and labor for repair. Offer good on residential units only. Price valid per condensing or heating unit. Excludes swamp coolers, whole house fans, and geothermal units. Tax not included. Not valid with any other offer. Void if copied, transferred and where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. Cash value 1/20c. Coupon code: HVAC40. Offer expires 11/30/18. Through the HVAC Savings Program TM, qualified, paid HVAC repairs and maintenance earn dollar-for-dollar savings towards a future HVAC replacement from Sears, up to 10% of the new unit purchase price, and the savings never expire. For more information, go here.
  • Save $325 on new HVAC purchase of $1,500 or more. Offer expires 02/02/19. Not valid on prior sales or in combination with any other offer. Purchase requirement before taxes and after other discounts and must be made in a single transaction For more information, go here.

Ready to get your HVAC system in tip top shape or replace your existing one? Then call Sears Home Services experts to repair, replace and maintain your heating and cooling systems. Schedule your free in-home consultation today by clicking on the links below, depending on your needs!

For HVAC repair or preventive maintenance, go here.

For HVAC system replacement or purchase, go here.

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36 Comments

  1. 01/19/2019 / 8:47 am

    I’d like to thank you for sharing with us the maintenance tips of an air conditioner. The information provided in this article have made the maintenance process a lot easier, providing a positive experience. Truthfully, I know it works!

  2. Debra
    11/12/2018 / 2:25 am

    My dad takes care of all of this for our house. Which is good, because I think I would forget to do any of it!

  3. 11/10/2018 / 10:10 pm

    Theses is all really good advice for those with HVAC systems. We don’t have quite the same system at ours so it doesn’t need maintenance anywhere near as often thankfully.

  4. 11/10/2018 / 12:31 am

    We don’t have fall season here but this is a great way to save some bucks. I will have to share this to my friends in the other side of the world so they could check theirs too.

  5. 11/09/2018 / 10:27 pm

    I just got our annual audit. We spent the same as last year, our house used as much as last year and yet we only got a 1 star for efficiency. Last year it was 4. Gonna have to check this out.

  6. 11/09/2018 / 10:12 pm

    These are some great tips for those with an HVAC in their house. Very important to keep maintenance top of mind.

  7. 11/09/2018 / 8:29 pm

    These are all things that tend to get forgotten. Thanks for the list – our furnace is so old and can definitely use the help in functioning properly.

  8. 11/09/2018 / 5:10 pm

    This is something we don’t have anymore at our current home. We used to do these maintenance at our old house.

  9. 11/09/2018 / 3:59 pm

    Great tips for seasonal maintenance of the HVAC system! We follow a similar schedule and it’s really made a difference in the life of our heating unit.

  10. 11/09/2018 / 12:28 am

    I’m not ashamed to say that this is my hubby’s territory. I know nothing about it.

  11. 11/08/2018 / 11:44 pm

    Yes! This is a great piece of advice. Our HVAC friend told me to be sure to always do maintenance so that you extend the life of your system. Great tips!

  12. Pam
    11/08/2018 / 10:24 pm

    Keeping your HVAC clean and up to date on repairs is a must. I wouldn’t want mine to go out in the winter!

  13. 11/08/2018 / 10:01 pm

    These sound like some great tips for anyone who has a HVAC in there home, it is definitely one of those times of years you want to make sure it is running well.

  14. Melanie
    11/08/2018 / 6:45 pm

    We have already had our unit worked on twice this year! Hopefully it is ready for cooler weather now.

  15. 11/08/2018 / 4:21 pm

    Thank you for these awesome tips. We typically get ours serviced annually around this time.

  16. 11/08/2018 / 4:13 pm

    Checking your filters is one of the most inexpensive tips for keeping your HVAC system up and running. We have our unit inspected at the end of the Summer as we transition to cooler weather. Definitely helps us save money on Winter heating costs.

  17. 11/08/2018 / 3:44 pm

    Great tips! We do a lot of these to make sure we’re warm for the fall and winter. We recently had someone come out to make sure our heater was good to go!

  18. 11/08/2018 / 2:35 pm

    We have HVACs and we get them serviced every 6 months. We have never had any issues with them because of the good maintenance.

  19. 11/08/2018 / 1:50 pm

    We just got ours taking care of. I think every winter is a great time to check out how good your system is in what you need to do so that I can be more efficient.

  20. candy
    11/08/2018 / 1:39 pm

    We always take care of our air conditioner before fall hits. We do all of these things through out the summer as well and make sure it is good to go before starting it back up as well.

  21. 11/06/2018 / 4:26 pm

    I am not a homeowner at the moment but I’m sure this will be useful for the future.

  22. Clare Minall
    11/06/2018 / 11:45 am

    Oh great, Glad Iw as able to read this, I am struggling to maintain our HVAC. This can be very useful. Thanks for sharing

  23. Preet
    11/06/2018 / 11:42 am

    Such a great and very helpful tips on how to maintain HVAC. It was really a hard thing to do, to maintain it.

  24. 11/06/2018 / 2:49 am

    I didn’t know about HVAC Savings Program until now. I would love to keep my machines up to date and save some money too through it 🙂

  25. 11/05/2018 / 6:00 pm

    This so unique. Thanks for sharing, I and my husband will start maintainace at once. I hope we end up breaking nothing.

  26. love faith more
    11/05/2018 / 5:11 pm

    These are really great tips and must be read. So informative. Thank you for sharing!

  27. 11/05/2018 / 2:03 pm

    These are some great tips for new homeowners. I am still living with my parents but I know a few people who may find this useful 🙂

  28. Megan
    11/05/2018 / 1:14 pm

    Great tips! Keeping these on hand when I’ll need them the most 🙂

  29. 11/05/2018 / 11:53 am

    Useful tips for living in a apartment !! I moved in last 3 months and haven’t checked and cleaned AC before, and well, I think I need to check it up now :3 thank you

  30. 11/05/2018 / 5:39 am

    Your tips are really useful. Thank you for sharing

  31. Danielle
    11/05/2018 / 1:43 am

    So many good tips. I for one do not have one of these at my home but will share with those that do!

  32. 11/04/2018 / 5:54 pm

    We need to check ours, it is a new house but the upstairs is super hot and the first floor doesn’t get heat at all!

  33. 11/04/2018 / 5:04 pm

    wow! so crafty! i am not sure if I use such tips actually but it very well written

  34. 11/04/2018 / 5:00 pm

    Heating and Air Conditioning equipment, no matter what kind you have, should be inspected, cleaned, and serviced at least once a year. The best scenario is to have the heating system checked in the Fall and the air conditioning checked in the Spring.

  35. 11/04/2018 / 11:18 am

    Great tips for those living in a house – I currently live in an appartment building and heating is centralised. But I would love an AC for the hot summer days!

  36. 11/03/2018 / 9:34 pm

    Thank you so much for these tips! I’m a first time homeowner and we were told that our HVAC system was brand new. NOPE, we just had to replace our furnace which we were told was absolutely ancient! Saving this blog for the future!

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