HVAC Tune-up Time!

HVAC Tune-up Time!

Summer is almost over, and the cooler weather is just around the corner. The months between the dog days of summer and the cold days from Old Man Winter are a great time to make sure your heating system is in good working order. The last thing you want is to have to call an HVAC technician in an emergency situation.

Here are a few things that will be checked during your heating unit tune-up. For a more complete list, you can visit EnergyStar.gov.

  • Blower – To ensure proper airflow of your HVAC unit, the blower components should be cleaned and adjusted as necessary.
  • Thermostat – Making sure your thermostat is in good working condition will help keep you comfortable and can save you money. This is also a good time to consider a smart thermostat, which allows you to control the temperature of your home anywhere from your smart device. We offer rebates!
  • Air Filters – Dirty filters can make your system run harder than it should, making it much less efficient and potentially reducing its lifespan. Plus, a clean filter can dramatically improve the quality of your indoor air by reducing the amount of pollutants and autumn allergens.
  • Electrical Connections – Making sure your electrical connections are secure is important not only for efficient operation, but also for safety!

The benefits of having a fall HVAC tune-up are more than you might think. Having a tune-up will help your unit run more efficiently, which could save you money on your energy bills, and it also helps reduce the likelihood of a breakdown. Small issues can become big problems if they aren’t addressed early.

If you don’t know who to call, we can help! Santee Cooper’s Trade Allies are qualified, licensed and insured contractors who will be glad to assist with your next tune-up. For additional ways to make smart, informed decisions on how to manage your home’s electric use – including rebates and other programs – click here.

Author Jeff Straight

Jeff Straight

As a career-long veteran of the utility industry, Jeff began his journey, shortly after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in communications, by caring for customers as a call taker for his hometown electric company. After his children left the nest, he and his wife followed their dream of moving to the great state of South Carolina, where he joined Santee Cooper as a Public Relations Specialist. Jeff has been practicing jiu jitsu since 2019 and enjoys spending his time coaching children at a local gym. He’s also been playing the drums since the age of 15 and has shared the stage with several national acts over the years.