Autumn lovers, celebrate … today is the first official day of Fall!

And while plunging temperatures and polar vortexes may not be on your mind just yet, our team at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove advise that now is the best time to prepare for what lies ahead. This time of year kicks off the busy season for technicians to repair and replace outdated and aging HVAC systems. To make sure your home’s furnace and heating system is ready to get you through the coldest months to come, consider these tips:

  1. Get a furnace tune-up. We recommend having a professional clean and inspect your HVAC system twice a year. The start of fall is a great time to get this maintenance done, before cold weather and the seasonal rush arrive. A professional tune-up can help make sure your system is operating at peak performance and detect small problems before they become larger, more expensive ones. We currently offer a $79 Furnace Tune-Up for first time customers. And for those looking to have a new system installed, we are offering 20% off installation of a new High Efficiency Comfort System (call for details, some restrictions apply).
  2. Change your air filters. A clogged or dirty HVAC filter makes your system work harder. We recommend changing filters monthly or as recommended by your system’s manufacturer.
  3. Change the batteries in your thermostat. It’s a quick and easy step that may save you some discomfort later on if the batteries die. And now is a good time to consider the newest smart home technology provided by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove. A Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostat gives you the ability to adjust temperatures when you’re away from home, and can help lower utility bills.
  4. Seal up leaks. Take a quick walk around your home, inside and out. Look for drafts and leaks that could let the heat out and cold air in, and seal them up. Caulk or weather stripping is often on sale this time of year.
  5. Clean up. Make sure paint cans and flammable materials are not stored near your heating systems, which could be a major safety hazard. Safety first!

For more information on getting your Chicago area home and heating system ready for the fall and winter, contact us today. Call (847) 744-9447(North and Northwest Chicago); (847) 744-9447 (North and Northwest Suburbs); or (847) 744-9447 (Dupage County).

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove is the top rated residential HVAC company in the Chicago area. We offer convenient service appointments seven days a week, with emergency repair service available 24 hours a day. Our great rates are the same whether day, night, weekend or even on holidays. And our guarantees are the best in the industry, including “Always On-Time…Or You Don’t Pay a Dime”. For commercial heating and cooling needs, visit our colleagues at American Comfort HVAC.