DIY HVAC Home Care VS Professional Tune Ups & Preventative Maintenance in MacDonald Ranch, NV

Most recognize that the HVAC maintenance is important. Having proper maintenance keeps the system in good health with fewer repairs, lower energy bills, reduces risk of having catastrophic breakdowns, more efficient performance, and longer lifespan among others. To benefit from these advantages, we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share care for homeowners and maintenance for the pros.

DIY Home HVAC Maintenance

Heating system maintenance should be scheduled in the fall, and a professional cooling system maintenance in the spring, ideally. You should be getting professional maintenance every 6 month even if you have a heat pump that is designed to operate all year. Throughout the year, apply the following steps:
1) Remove any blocked by clutter, furniture, curtains, or rugs from vents and registers.
2) Hose down the unit’s exterior to remove the dust.
3) The outdoor unit needs to be free from vegetation, be sure to trim back the foliage and give the outdoor unit at least 18 inches away.
4) The filter needs to be changed or cleaned once a month. The overall system can be affected by a clogged air filter prohibits airflow. When the filters need to be changed, some units and/or thermostats can notify you, is this does not apply to you, be sure to make a system for yourself to remind you.

Professional HVAC Maintenance

Tune-ups and other maintenance is better left to the licensed professionals, especially if you lack the tools, knowledge and skills. The following is typically performed by the certified professional.
Condensate drain: Condensation is produced when cooling units and condensing furnaces function. Buildup can cause obstructions that block the drainpipe from the condensate collects in a pan and drains away to the outside. Water damage can affect to the system and/or your home if the drain pan may overflow. Professionals inspect these drains and cleans them if they need it.
System controls: A very specific sequence includes the start cycle, operation and shut-off. The tune-up ensures the sequence is in-sync.
HVAC blower: During the maintenance services the technician makes sure that the blower is operating fully since an insufficient blower can impact the efficiency up to 15%.
Evaporator and condenser coils (cooling specific): Proper function cannot occur if the coils are caked with dirt and debris. To make sure it is functioning accordingly and not impacting the energy bill, clean the coils is a major part of the HVAC system tune-up.
Thermostat: The thermostat needs to be calibrated correctly to make sure comfort in every season.
Electrical HVAC connections: Leading to shortening the lifespan of the units, inefficient performance and dangerous circumstances are the result of loose connection.
Lubricate moving components: Lubricating the necessary parts is essential to avoid damage that can occur from getting overheated, too much friction can be harsh on the systems. Decreasing the use of electricity, reflecting on your bills, lubricate helps parts move smoothly against one another.

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Professionals will also tend to fuel line connections from the gas pressure, the refrigerant charge for the cooling system, check for efficiency, safety, and performance, as well as burner combustion and heat exchanger heating system. For your heating system tune-up service, call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning if you haven’t gotten your heating system tuned-up or for any repairs and other services.