Holiday HVAC MaintenancePublished on: December 20, 2018
Have you scheduled HVAC maintenance lately? If you plan to host guests in your home this season it’s a great idea. Whether you throw a small party for friends, you’ve got overnight visitors, or you’ve decided to host a full-scale family dinner, make sure you’re prepared to keep everyone warm and comfortable!
As you work through gift lists, groceries, and all your other holiday tasks, are you confident your HVAC system is ready for the season? No need to stress, because this one is easy to check off your list.
Give yourself peace of mind with an annual HVAC maintenance plan! These plans are easy to set up, easy to prepay, and easy to schedule.
Why is HVAC Maintenance Important?
Maintenance checks should happen around the time the temperature changes. It’s a good idea to schedule service early, so you’ll catch problems before extreme weather hits. This also gives you flexibility with appointment times.
HVAC maintenance is like maintenance on your vehicle. It helps them run better and last longer. It also prevents costly breakdowns and repairs. You would not drive your car without an oil change and a systems check. The same should apply for your heating and cooling systems.
Your HVAC system is one of the most significant investments in your home. It also accounts for a large share of your energy bills. Replacement or additional costs due to inefficient operation can bite into your budget faster than you might expect.
Proper operation and maintenance not only save you from expensive repairs, they can also help to lower your monthly utility bills.
Additionally, HVAC maintenance is important for optimal efficiency and comfort. When a system lacks proper maintenance, it can cause your energy bills to be significantly higher than necessary.
Without regular service, your HVAC system may also contribute to reduced indoor air quality in your home.
What to Expect During HVAC Maintenance Appointments
During your HVAC maintenance appointment, your technician will:
Check your thermostat settings and adjust if needed
If you have questions about the operation of your thermostat, now is a great time to ask!
Tighten loose electrical connections
Loose connections can be dangerous. Their maintenance should be left to a professional.
Lubricate your mechanical components
This prevents costly repairs and can lower your energy bills.
Check your condensation drain
If your drain is clogged, it can overflow and cause damage.
Inspect your controls
This will ensure your system turns on and shuts off properly.
Clean the system blower
A clean blower ensures optimum airflow and reduces energy usage.
Clean coils and check refrigerant
Because this task applies to your air conditioner, a technician will perform it only as part of a pre-summer check.
Check the fuel line
Because this task applies to your furnace, a technician will perform it only as part of a pre-winter check.
Inspect furnace-specific components such as the heat exchanger, burner and gas pressure
Improper function of these parts can cause system failure and can be dangerous.
This year, give yourself and your loved ones guaranteed comfort at home.
Contact us today and we will help you find a professional local HVAC contractor. An expert technician can be scheduled to perform a thorough system check, which will bring comfort and efficiency you’ll enjoy all year long.