As the leaves change color and the weather cools down, you might think it’s time to adjust your thermostat from AC to Heat. Before you make the temperature go up in your home, consider the last time you had a checkup on your HVAC system. If it’s been over a year, please have a professional HVAC technician inspect it, even if it’s a new system. Similar to your annual physical checkup for your body, your home needs regular attention and maintenance.
Change HVAC System Air Filters Every Three Months
Changing the air filters every three months is a must, and we welcome you to do it. But other things are more difficult to DIY. Therefore, we recommend bi-annual (two times a year, spring and fall) HVAC maintenance services. Check out our HVAC Maintenance Plans. For example, dirt can build up over time in your HVAC system, which makes your heating and cooling systems work much harder than they should. This winter, we want your heating system to operate at its highest efficiency, and we will clean out the gunk so it can keep you warm all winter long.
Protect Your Family with Carbon Monoxide Detectors
An issue with your furnace can quickly cause carbon monoxide, or CO, to spread throughout your home. CO, or carbon monoxide, is an odorless, invisible gas. You and your family can be exposed to high levels of CO and not even know it. This is why we recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home to easily detect this dangerous gas.
Cracks in the Heat Exchanger Leak Carbon Monoxide
If your HVAC system is older or hasn’t been well cared for, it could be inefficiently producing heat for your home. In some cases, we’ve discovered cracks in the heat exchanger, causing it to leak poisonous carbon monoxide gasses.
Schedule Regular Maintenance for Your FurnaceRegular maintenance on your furnace allows you to be aware of any HVAC system issues, understand how much life you might have remaining in your furnace, and know how well your heating system is doing.
Lorenz’s Fall Furnace Service Call Checklist
Inspect heat exchanger
Check volts/amps blower motor
Check blower wheel (clean if needed)
Check circuit board for hot spots
Check inducer motor volts/amps
Check gas pressure
Check carbon monoxide
Vacuum burner area
Check HSI and Spark ignitors
Clean and adjust burners
Check all safety controls
Clean and adjust pilot assemblies
Check for gas leaks
Check volts/amps on heat strips
Check ignition carry over
Check temp rise
Check and adjust the belt if needed
Check motor bearings
Check thermostat operation
Clean furnace/air handler
Heat Pumps are Your Air Conditioner in the Summer
Heat pumps might be something you don’t think of during the summer. However, this is your air conditioner that worked hard all summer. In the colder months, the heat pump works in reverse to extract the heat from the outside air and put it in your home.
So, suppose you have a heat pump. In that case, you need to service your furnace or air handler. Maintaining your heat pump is a great way to keep it running all winter and keep your family warm inside.
Call your friends at Lorenz at 417-863-1122. We’ll do what’s right for you and set you up with a fall service call to keep you warm in the winter.