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Readying Your Home Comfort Systems for Fall

After a long cooling season, it’s important to plan for routine HVAC maintenance. Like getting the oil changed on your car, caring for your heating system helps it perform efficiently when chilly temperatures arrive. Studies show that neglected HVAC systems do not perform as well—or as long—as maintained systems.

What Can I Expect During My Maintenance Visit?

During your appointment, our certified technicians will clean your system, conduct a safety inspection, and notify you about repair concerns. Pinpointing small issues before they become major repairs will save you money and inconvenience in the long run.

Blanton’s thorough Comfort Club visits cover all aspects of your system, including:

  • Thermostat check: Your thermostat is checked and calibrated to ensure proper function and ease of programming. Unsure how to use your programmable thermostat? Ask a Blanton’s team member to assist you!
  • Electrical inspection: Electrical connections are tightened, and current/voltage is measured. Faulty connections result in inefficient (and even dangerous) performance.
  • Motor & moving parts cleaning/lubrication: Your technician will clean and lubricate moving parts to prevent the friction that leads to component wear and energy waste.
  • Component check: Depending upon your equipment type, your technician may also inspect the gas pressure, oil and gas connections, burner combustion system, ventilation system and heat exchanger. Damaged connections are not only a fire hazard, but they can prevent proper burner operation. Ventilation system problems may lead to the introduction of harmful particulates into your home, which can cause or exacerbate respiratory conditions.

What Can I Do to Keep My System Running Well?

The most important step to maintaining your home’s HVAC system is to conduct regular filter checks (every 1-3 months, depending upon frequency of use). Clean or change your filter, since dirty filters operate less efficiently and make equipment work harder to heat your home. If you prefer, your Blanton’s technician can also install your newly purchased filter when they arrive at your home for a maintenance visit.

Schedule Your Autumn Maintenance Visit Today!

The most comprehensive and affordable way to maintain your HVAC system is through a Comfort Club Membership. Your Comfort Club Membership comes with a range of benefits, including priority service, extended business hours and automated EZ-Pay. To inquire about a membership, speak with a consultant, or schedule a repair for your indoor comfort system, call (910) 822-2866 today!