Preventive Maintenance: TLC For Your HVAC System
A HVAC system is a vital and necessary piece of equipment that creates a comfortable living environment for your home. If not properly maintained, the HVAC unit will malfunction and may even threaten the safety of your family. This is when a preventive maintenance agreement with a trusted and qualified HVAC company becomes an essential part of your home’s overall maintenance plan.
When your HVAC unit is under a preventive maintenance plan, you can rest assured that this complex piece of equipment is functioning optimally. A well-functioning heating and cooling system means you will experience fewer problems with the unit, and the unit will require fewer repairs. Furthermore, a properly-maintained unit runs at maximum efficiency, which lowers your energy usage and your energy costs.
A poorly-maintained HVAC unit works harder, which will eventually take its toll on the equipment and shorten its lifespan. A lack of maintenance can also lower your indoor air quality by allowing impurities to pass through the filter and contaminate your home’s air. However, if the unit is maintained, it will not only last longer, but you may experience a decrease in health complications related to poor indoor air quality.
In addition, most HVAC maintenance plans offer exclusive benefits, such as:
- Discounts on qualifying parts and equipment
- No overtime rates for after hours or weekend calls
- Priority service, usually within 24 hours
These are just a few of the extra benefits customers who choose the preventive maintenance plan receive.
What to expect
During the maintenance process, the repair technician examines the entire unit for problems or potential issues that may arise in the future. The HVAC technician will thoroughly inspect the unit, making any necessary repairs or adjustments. Maintenance tasks include:
- Cleaning coils
- Calibrating gas pressures
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Inspecting and adjusting electrical components for safety
- Applying lubricant to moving motor parts to reduce friction
- UV Protectant on outdoor system
- Test high and low pressure safety devices
- Flush drain lines
These are just a few of the tasks your technician will perform to ensure maximum system safety and efficiency.
For more information on preventive maintenance, contact the experts at Blanton’s Heating & A/C. Since 1951, we have provided reliable and affordable services to residents and businesses in the Fayetteville area.