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3 Tips to Prepare Your HVAC for Fall

Published by Luke Weiden

The beautiful city of Chicago is known for its harsh winters, as is most of the midwest, but just because it gets cold outside doesn’t mean city residents want to sleep in igloos. This is why furnace maintenance and installation in Chicago is so important. Summer can get pretty toasty, too, but waiting on an AC repair in July is a little less daunting than bundling yourself in quilts in January while you wait for your new furnace to be installed, all the while hoping your pipes don’t freeze.

Since winter, and even fall, can get pretty dicey in the midwest, it is vital to have an experienced heating and cooling company you can call when your HVAC system needs general maintenance and/or significant repair. Deljo Heating and Cooling is the place to go for true reliability. We have been in the business of heating and cooling since 1922, and we are here to make sure you are prepared for the cold months ahead, even if that means doing a full furnace installation before Chicago turns into an ice block.

In order to prevent a real emergency, there are a few things you can do this fall to make sure you have a safe and warm winter season ahead. The first is to have your system checked once a year. If you have ever heard the phrase, “a good offence is a good defense” then you will understand why this is so important. Having your system serviced annually prevents unforeseen problems down the road. It also gives you a chance to find issues early on and schedule repairs before freezing temperatures roll in.

Replacing the filters in your system can make all the difference when it comes to efficiency. Dirty filters can cause burning smells to filter throughout your home, hinder the system from doing its job properly, and shorten the lifespan of your furnace or other heating system.

Finally, tip number three is to put your heating system through a few test runs before it is absolutely necessary to have it on. Lack of use in the spring and summer can mean it will take a little time for your heating system to “warm up” (pun intended). Taking advantage of cool nights in September and early October are good opportunities to put your system through some training before winter rolls in. This can also help in diagnosing problems before the time of the year when you need your heating system to be in tip top shape.

At Deljo Heating and Cooling, we are here for all your HVAC needs, even furnace installation in Chicago in the middle of January. Give us a call anytime, any season, at (773)-829-4295.