Time for a Tune-Up: Maintaining Your HVAC System
When it comes to heating and air, most will agree that efficiency, reliability, and comfort are important. Yet, most homeowners do not understand the HVAC maintenance required to keep these hard working machines performing safely and effectively. Less than half of consumers schedule routine maintenance and inspection, until there’s a clear breakdown in their HVAC unit. To best maintain your heating and air system, an annual tune-up is necessary and recommended by manufacturers, utility companies, and HVAC professionals.
HVAC Tune-Ups: What to Expect
Your HVAC technician will look at several things in regards to your inside and outside units. For instance, your inside system will need fluids and lubricants to function properly. On the outside, the environmental wear and tear from the sun, rain, dust, and dirt will be assessed. Depending on your system, your HVAC professional will also check the following:
- Filters (most need to be replaced every six months)
- Refrigerant Levels
- Electrical Connections
- Fan Blades
- Air Ducts
HVAC Maintenance: A Safety Measure
While having your heating and air systems inspected ensures that they are functioning efficiently, it is also an important safety measure. Dirty filters and carbon monoxide that build up in the duct system can affect air quality in your home. Also, a leak in your system or combustible materials near your furnace could pose a risk for fire.
It’s Time For Your System Check
There are many parts and operations that contribute to the well being of your HVAC system. As a preventative measure for more costly repairs, early maintenance will identify small problems with your system, and ensure that your home is comfortable and safe. Spring is an ideal time for HVAC tune-ups, so the time is now to schedule an appointment for your system check.
The skilled technicians at ClimateSmith, LLC, provide homes and businesses with high quality HVAC services. We are committed to getting your system ready for the upcoming season. Call us today!