Your HVAC system is needy, so don’t neglect it. Make sure you’re giving it the attention it needs to run efficiently and dependably. Furnace and A/C tune-ups, biannual cleanings, and inspections extend the life of your units. To keep your system running well, we recommend that you schedule HVAC maintenance visits in both early fall and mid-spring. Here’s why:
Better Air Quality
Let’s start with the basics. Your HVAC system pulls air from outside and into your home through the outdoor condenser that holds a central fan. Along with fresh air, the condenser also sucks in dirt, leaves, twigs, grass cuttings, and trash. The condenser unit should be cleaned twice a year to maintain a healthy air flow and indoor air quality.
No one likes to dust. Dirt, dander, and dust will accumulate in your home if you don’t change your air filter. The filter is designed to remove allergens, pollen, spores, and airborne particles that could negatively affect your health. A dirty filter prevents your HVAC system from taking in enough air to run efficiently.
Avoid costly and inconvenient breakdowns by preparing for the season. Your HVAC system is composed of machines that vibrate as they run. Connections loosen, and wires can disconnect over time.
In a biannual tune-up, your HVAC technician may
- Tighten connections
- Adjust refrigerant levels
- Lubricate motors
- Replace worn out parts like capacitors and fan blades
- Flush drain lines
Each of these services will reduce repair and replacement costs over an HVAC system’s lifetime.
If your HVAC system breaks down, you will know. But the problem may not be that your furnace or A/C stops working completely. It could run longer than necessary because of a malfunctioning thermostat, increasing energy costs. An HVAC technician will check how much amperage the compressor is drawing to see if it is running properly. Compressor replacement is expensive, but it may be necessary if you delay tune-ups. To save energy, you also may need to seal leaks in your air ducts and vents.
The burners in your furnace need to be inspected and cleaned, or they could become a fire hazard . Your technician will check the ductwork, filters, belts, pulleys, controls, and safety devices to make sure they are clean and working properly. Your HVAC system should be checked for carbon monoxide levels, temperatures and pressures, connections, contactors and relays, and emergency shut-offs.
Test to see if your thermostat is reading temperatures accurately and communicating with the HVAC system. If it is not starting and stopping as it should, you will waste energy. An impaired HVAC system may not heat or cool your home evenly. As the fall season commences, you’ll want to rest assured that your heating system is providing you with warm air.
Don’t wait until your HVAC system breaks down to schedule repairs. Contact Heating & Cooling Two today to schedule your fall tune-up.