To keep your HVAC equipment running smoothly and efficiently, it’s a good idea to receive yearly maintenance checks from an HVAC professional. The smartest way to do this is to sign up for an HVAC maintenance plan.
Often, homeowners wait or forget to schedule maintenance until the summer or winter rush. To prevent this from happening, we remind our maintenance customers when it’s time for service. That way, there’s no chance they’ll forget.
These thorough inspections cover all aspects of your system, including:
- Thermostat – Your thermostat should be set to provide comfort when you’re home and save you energy while you’re out.
- Electronics – All connections should be tightened, and current and voltage should be measured. If any connections are faulty, they could reduce the life of your system, and in some cases even make it dangerous.
- Motor – Moving parts should be lubricated. A lack of lubrication can lead to friction in motors and increase the electricity usage in your home.
- Condensate drain – This is to avoid water damage from a plugged drain and help control indoor humidity levels.
- System controls – This ensures optimum performance and safety. Your system should start, operate and shut off properly.
Some aspects of annual maintenance are heating and cooling specific.
Checking certain aspects of your system before heating season can ensure efficient performance, prevent fire hazards and reduce the likelihood of harmful contaminants entering your home. These include:
- Gas pressure
- Oil or gas connections
- Burner combustion system
- Ventilation systems
- Heat exchanger
- Condenser and evaporator coils require routine cleaning. Otherwise, your system will not work as effectively and can be less energy efficient.
- Your technician will assess your air conditioner’s refrigerant levels, and advise on the appropriate course of action.
- Blower components should be cleaned and adjusted to ensure proper system airflow.
Monthly checks, including cleaning or changing the air filters in your central air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, can help you maintain your HVAC systems. Dirty filters operate less efficiently, increasing energy costs and potentially damaging equipment.
For information or advice on starting your HVAC maintenance plan in the Fayetteville, NC area, contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C today.