HVAC Service Appointments: When Should You Schedule Them?

All-year-round, you rely on your HVAC system to make your indoor space more comfortable. To ensure your HVAC system stays in tip-top shape no matter the season, you must schedule a service appointment with a professional HVAC company. During the service appointment, an HVAC technician will check your system for any signs of damage and perform repairs as needed.

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But when should you schedule it? Stone Heating and Air, one of the top HVAC companies in the area, answers this question below.

Scheduling Your HVAC Service Appointment

For optimal efficiency and comfort, be sure to schedule a service appointment twice a year — once in the spring and again in the fall — to prepare for both the cooling and the heating seasons. Your air conditioner should be inspected by an HVAC pro in late winter or early spring before the cooling season begins. Your furnace should also be inspected in late summer or early fall before the heating season begins.

Preparing for Your Service Appointment

After scheduling a service appointment with a home heating company, homeowners must take the necessary steps to facilitate an easy and efficient inspection. This means preparing your heating or cooling equipment before the technician arrives at your home. Here’s what you need to do:

Outdoor Maintenance

  • Clean up any leaves, dirt or debris that are on or around the main cabinet.

  • Check the base pan for blocked drain openings.

  • Look for any signs of holes or leaks in the coil and cabinet.

  • Inspect the fan blades both while they’re in motion and while stationary to determine if there’s any wear or damage.

  • Clean the outside of the control box associated with the unit.

Indoor Maintenance


  • Clean or replace air filters.

  • Check for any signs of leaks in the ductwork.

  • Take note of any strange smells or unusual noises when your system starts.

  • Inspect the control box, connections and wiring.

As one of the leading home heating and air conditioning companies, Stone Heating and Air has a team of certified technicians who can take on any HVAC project, no matter the size or complexity. You can count on us to ensure continuous comfort year-round. Call us today at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment.

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