At Absolute Comfort in Crystal Lake, we love summer just as much as you do, but we know that it has to end at some point. While we hope that your air conditioner has been keeping you cool this season, it’s always a good idea to think ahead to the fall and the first time you’ll be using your furnace. When it comes to heating and cooling, it’s always smart to have things checked by a professional. Our HVAC technicians can take care of everything, and you shouldn’t have to worry about a thing this fall.

1. Replace Your Filters

A dirty furnace filter can be the number one cause of several issues when it comes to heating during the fall. Replacing your old filter before the colder weather sets in can help you avoid those issues and enjoy a warm, comfortable house all season long. You’ll want to purchase more than one, since it’s very possible you’ll need to replace the filter again in a few months, depending on how often the furnace runs. If you’re not sure how to replace your filter, or where it’s located in your heating system, then please give us a call right away.

2. Have the System Inspected

If you’re concerned that your heating system won’t be able to keep up this fall, then it’s a good idea to call for a professional inspection. Even if you don’t have concerns, it could be beneficial to have an HVAC tech take a look at your furnace to ensure that there are no loose parts or faulty connections. It’s been several months since the system was last switched on, and you’ll want to be sure that nothing goes wrong the first time you fire it up this fall. It may also be necessary to have the inside of the furnace cleaned, including the burner, heat exchanger, and other components.

3. Don’t Forget About the AC!

You’ve been enjoying the cool air from your AC unit all summer long, but as you get closer to turning it off for the season, it’s important to make sure the area around the outdoor unit is clean and free from debris. If you have a cover for the unit, then check it for holes or tears, since you want to be sure it will protect your AC for the fall and winter months. If you have concerns about how your air conditioning was operating recently, then we can take a look at the cooling system before it’s shut down in the next few months.

There are other items that can be added to your fall HVAC checklist, and at Absolute Comfort, we can help you with all of them. Whether you want to have your furnace inspected before turning it on for the season, or you’re worried that your AC is struggling to make it to the end of the summer, we can provide expert service when you need it most. Contact us today by using the form below, or by calling us at (815) 893-9276.

We look forward to hearing from you!