HVAC Maintenance

More information about maintaining your equipment

Your air conditioning and heating system needs routine maintenance to keep it running its best, just like your car. Just like your car your heating and cooling system is a major investment. Without regular servicing, heating and cooling systems waste energy and are more likely to break down. With annual maintenance, you can prevent costly repairs and experience worry-free comfort for years to come.

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More information about maintaining your equipment

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. It stands to reason that making smart decisions regarding your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a large effect on your utility bills. So the first reason for maintaining your heating and cooling system is to make sure it is performing efficiently, which will directly impact your monthly utility bills.

  • Your heating and cooling system needs regular tune-ups. When we turn on our central heat and air units we want them to be able to deliver exactly the temperature we want and to deliver it all day long. If the HVAC unit is not running properly it may not provide us with the consistent air temperature we desire.
  • One reason many avoid routine HVAC maintenance is the expected high cost of doing so. Due to this fear, many homeowners wait until their air conditioner won’t cool or their furnace won’t ignite before they call their HVAC service company. Usually this happens on one of the hottest or coldest days and they find themselves on a waiting list their service company is backed up with so many other calls. Regular maintenance will not only pay for itself in the long run with reduced repair costs and more efficient operation but could save you from having to experience the discomfort of being without heating or cooling.
  • Routine, scheduled heater maintenance not only allows for a more efficient and trouble-free operation, but it is also a matter of safety. A typical maintenance check-up will include tightening all electrical connections and measuring the voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
  • Improperly maintained heating equipment can become a fire and carbon monoxide hazard, causing a health risk or even death. Holes in your system’s heat exchanger or firebox can leak carbon monoxide or allow flames that are normally contained inside the system to reach your living space causing a potentially dangerous situation.
  • Most manufacturer’s require routine maintenance in order to validate the warranty. Routine maintenance will protect you from major system repairs and maintain your manufacturer’s warranty.
  • It is important to have your heating and cooling system serviced at least one a year, optimally twice is best. Part of this inspection involves lubricating all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause resistance in motors and increase the amount of electricity you use. This resistance can also cause equipment to wear out more quickly, requiring more frequent repairs or replacements.
  • When it is properly maintained, you can add several years (3-5 years in some cases) to the life of your heating and air conditioning system.
  • Another part of air conditioning maintenance is inspecting the blower components, cleaning and adjusting them. Doing so helps to insure proper airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.
  • Homeowner’s should inspect, clean or change air filters once a month in their central air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, eventually leading to early failure.
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