You rely on your HVAC to keep you and your family comfortable through brutal North…
Your home’s heating and air conditioning system works hard to keep your home cool and comfortable in the summer and warm and cozy in the winter. If you want to keep it running smoothly and extend its life, it’s important to consider having regular preventative maintenance for your HVAC unit. If you’re unfamiliar with it or aren’t sure if it’s worth the investment, we’re providing a closer look at this service so you can make a more informed decision.
What Does Preventative Maintenance Involve?
Twice a year, typically in the spring and fall, a certified HVAC technician should come out to maintain your HVAC system. Usually only taking between 30 minutes and an hour, the standard maintenance checklist typically involves:
- Cleaning condenser and evaporator coils
- Cleaning the drain lines to keep them running clear
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Testing capacitors, relays and circuit boards
- Checking the drain openings for clogs
- Checking and tightening the electrical connections
- Testing safety controls within the unit
- Calibrating Blower Components
- Inspecting and changing the air filters
- Calibrating Thermostat
- Monitoring A/C starting cycle
Not only do we make sure the components are clean, lubricated, and running smoothly, we inspect the unit for any potential problems and bring them to the homeowner’s attention. This way, if there are any concerns, we can get them fixed before it turns into a serious problem.
Benefits of AC Maintenance
Having your heating and air conditioning system inspected twice a year offers several benefits, including:
- Extending the life of your system – Just like how getting your car’s oil changed and regular maintenance done keeps it in better condition, the same principles apply to your HVAC. A clean system with new components and filters is simply going to last longer.
- Improve system efficiency – A dirty system with components that are wearing out or out of balance has to work harder to keep your home cool or warm. This translates into higher energy bills.
- Improve air quality – The air in your home is constantly being cycled through your heating and air conditioning system. If the system is dirty, dusty, or has standing moisture in it, that’s going to be in your air supply, which could make you and your family sick and lead to respiratory problems. A clean system and vents mean cleaner air.
- Minimize repairs and breakdowns – Not only does maintenance keep the parts lasting longer, but during an inspection, the tech will often catch issues early. This saves you from an inconvenient breakdown and expensive AC repairs.
Does Your AC Needs Maintenance?
If you’ve never had maintenance, or you’re not sure if your system needs it, look for these “symptoms” that your HVAC could benefit from some cleaning and fine-tuning.
- Your system struggles to keep up with the temperature you’ve set your thermostat at (making sure the temperature is “reasonable”). For example, you have your thermostat set to 74 and it won’t get below 78.
- Your system runs for long periods in order to get to your set temperature.
- Your home feels damp and humid because the evaporator coils are dirty and can’t pull moisture from the air.
- Your energy bills are increasing every year because it has to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.
- You’ve noticed more dust because a system with dirt and debris is putting more into the air each time air circulates through the coils.
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance in Garner Today
If you want to keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently and lasting longer, we can help. Call us to schedule preventative maintenance for your HVAC today at 919-772-2759 or fill out the form below to get started.