Heat Pump Maintenance for the Fall 2022

With fall just around the corner, now’s the time to schedule fall heat pump maintenance. Fall maintenance will help to ensure your comfort this winter and help to avoid breakdowns and costly repairs. Our professionals will inspect your furnace or heat pump unit, making sure all components will function properly. Fall maintenance enables our service technicians to identify any problems early on before they leave you in the cold this winter. It prevents worn parts from leading to unnecessary complications that will cost you more money. Get a jump on Metro Express Service’s busy fall season and schedule maintenance on your furnace or heat pump system today.

Heat Pump Maintenance: What We Do

Our skilled technicians will provide a thorough inspection of your unit, cleaning, lubricating moving components when possible, and tuning the equipment up. Any minor repairs or adjustments detected can likely be provided during this visit. A clean system is important to prevent damage and provide top performance. Scheduling an appointment now will ensure a time that works with your schedule. You will also feel better, knowing your heating system is safe and operational for the cold weather ahead.

The Advantages of Heat Pump Maintenance

Many people wait until a breakdown occurs. The problem with waiting is it can lead to other failed components and a higher cost of repair. The 4 main advantages of fall maintenance include:

  • Avoid unnecessary repairs with preventative heat pump maintenance.
  • Maintenance helps prevent deadly carbon monoxide leaks in gas heating systems. If yours is a gas furnace inspection is essential for your family’s safety. As they age combustion chambers can develop cracks and leak. Pilot lights can become clogged with soil and go out resulting in a leak in some cases. Our technicians also test the gas pressure, pilot, and burner.
  • In electric units, the expansion and contraction of electricity can lead to loose connections, arcing and a potential fire. It can’t be stressed enough how important an inspection is to ensure all can safely operate. Always have smoke detectors in your home, and carbon monoxide detectors if you use any gas appliances.
  • Extend your furnace’s service life by scheduling professional fall maintenance. A lack of maintenance affects your unit’s efficiency and greatly reduced its lifespan.
  • The cost of energy continues to climb, but there is no need to pay more than is necessary with an inefficient furnace. Seasonal maintenance will optimize your furnace, preventing unnecessary costs and breakdowns. Contact Metro Express Service today to schedule your fall maintenance.
  • Other advantages include maintaining the unit’s warranty when applicable.

Tips to Save Money

As you enjoy the cooler temperatures take advantage of the opportunity to save money with the following tips:

  • As temperatures begin to drop with falls approach, take advantage of the cooler and fresh outdoor air. Adjust your thermostat setting and turn the AC off while you sleep. A fan will stir air and may be all that is needed for sleeping occupants.
  • Open windows and doors during the cooler parts of the day for fresh air and reduced electric bills. Use ceiling fans and fans as long as you can and be comfortable.
  • Reset programmable thermostats to reflect your fall schedules. Savings can be significant when the HVAC system runs less during the times your home is empty. Fall is the time to change your thermostats batteries, and ensure you have extras on hand. As a general rule, it’s wise to change batteries in both the thermostat and smoke detectors at the same time.
  • Changing the air filter increases airflow and improves indoor air quality. This is especially important during the upcoming pollen season. Replace or clean the filter before turning the furnace on for the first time this fall. Remember your filter needs changing or cleaning every four to six weeks. Cleaner air benefits those with asthma, allergies and respiratory issues. It’s also beneficial to occasionally allow fresh air in
  • to your home during the peak heating season. This can go a long way in reducing the transmission of illness.

The Fall Startup

Test your furnace on a day when you can open the windows and doors. It’s common for the furnace to have a slight burning odor the first time or two it’s fired. Maintenance includes cleaning and any remaining odor should be minimal if at all. The odor is most likely due to dust burning off. However, if the smell persists longer than 30 minutes or seems metallic or electrical, shut off your unit and contact your HVAC technician.

Leaking gas typically smells like rotten eggs. Natural gas itself has no odor, and the scent is added to alert the homeowner of a leak. Leaking gas is very dangerous. If you smell gas, all occupants of the home should immediately proceed outdoors and a safe distance away from the home. Don’t call for help inside the home, it only takes a tiny spark to ignite natural gas. Don’t take the time to remove valuables or open windows, get a safe distance away leaving the door open behind you.

Contact Metro Express Service today to schedule heat pump maintenance, repair, installation or other HVAC services. You can rely on our professional technicians to get the job right the first time. We are a member of the BBB.



Randy Murphy

Randy Murphy has been building his knowledge of the air conditioning and heating business for several years now. He first started applying his knowledge while working for his father’s HVAC company. Later, in 1987, Randy started his own business: Metro Express Service. He has been a top 10 Trane & Amana dealer for over eight years. When it comes to heating and cooling, Randy knows the business better than anyone.
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