If your HVAC unit is not properly heating or cooling your home, making strange sounds, such as squealing or squeaky, or seems to be running longer than normal, it may be in need of repairs. The weather is cooling off and fall is upon us, which is a great time to have your HVAC repairs completed. Here are a few of the reasons why you should make an appointment to have your HVAC unit inspected and repaired in the fall.
The Unit Is Being Looked at Before and After Different Seasons and Usages
One of the reasons why fall is a good time to have your HVAC repairs completed is because your unit is between seasons. During the summer months, your HVAC unit was probably working overtime to keep your home cool. During the winter, your HVAC unit will work hard to keep your home warm. Most people do not use their HVAC units much in the fall, so having it shut off for a few hours during an inspection or a repair will not be an inconvenience. You also ensure your unit is repaired after a hard summer and ensure the unit is ready to go before a long winter.
There Is Time to Order Parts and Make Repairs
One of the most overlooked reasons why fall can be a great time to have repairs made is because it gives contractors time to order the necessary parts. Most contractors do not have a supply store full of parts in their office. They often have to order the parts they need to fix your unit. It can take days or even weeks for that part to come in. If you have repairs made in the fall, a contractor has time to order parts and install them, without inconveniencing you. If you wait until the part actually fails in the winter or summer months, you may be inconvenienced without any heat or air conditioning until an ordered part arrives.
The Weather Is Ideal For Repairs
The final reason why fall is a great time to have HVAC repairs completed is that the weather is ideal for repairs to be made. Certain glues and sealants that are used within your HVAC unit have to fully cure or dry to ensure the unit works efficiently. These elements may not fully cure or dry if temperatures dip below a certain degree or if there is high humidity in the air. These are not issues you typically have to worry about in fall, making fall a great time to have your HVAC repairs completed.
In a perfect world, you would have your HVAC unit repaired as soon as you saw a sign that a problem was present. Unfortunately though, many people put off repairs for a number of reasons, including saving the money for the repair or waiting for a convenient time. If you have been putting off an HVAC repair, the fall is a great time to get the unit worked on. Contact your preferred HVAC contractor to schedule an appointment to have your unit inspected and repaired.