HVAC maintenance is important is usually recognized by most people. You can keep the system in good health with fewer repairs, reduces risk of having catastrophic breakdowns, lower energy bill, more efficient performance, and longer lifespan among others by ensuring proper maintenance and care. The care for homeowners and maintenance for the pros is what we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share today in an effort to help your system stay on top.
Homeowners’ Care for HVAC System
Typically, a professional cooling system maintenance in the spring and at the start a fall the heating system maintenance should be ideally scheduled. Even if you have a heat pump that is designed to operate all year, you should be getting professional maintenance every 6 month. Apply the following steps below throughout the year as a part of your care.
1) Ensure vents and registers are clear by removing any clutter, furniture, curtains, or rugs blocking them.
2) Remove the dust by hosing down the unit’s exterior.
3) Make certain to trim back the foliage and give the outdoor unit at least 18 inches away from the outdoor unit as it needs to be free from vegetation.
4) Once a month, the filter needs to be changed or cleaned, depending on the type of filter you have. A clogged air filter prohibits airflow, which affects the system overall. Some units and/or thermostats can notify you when the filters need to be changed is this does not apply to you, be sure to make a system for yourself to remind you.
HVAC Maintenance Best Left for Professional AC Contractors
Especially if you lack the tools, knowledge and skills, tune-ups and other maintenance is better left to the licensed professionals. The following is typically performed by the certified professional.
Condensate drain: When cooling units and condensing furnaces function, condensation is produced. Buildup can cause obstructions that block the drainpipe from the condensate collects in a pan and drains away to the outside. If the drain pan may overflow, water damage can affect to the system and/or your home. Should they need it, professionals inspect these drains and cleans them.
System controls: The start cycle, operation and shut-off are included in a very specific sequence. The tune-up ensures the sequence is in-sync.
Blower: Since an insufficient blower can impact the efficiency up to 15%, during the maintenance services the technician makes sure that the blower is operating fully.
Evaporator and condenser coils (cooling specific): If the coils are caked with dirt and debris, the proper function cannot occur. A major part of the HVAC system tune-up is to make sure it is functioning accordingly and not impacting the energy bill, clean the coils.
Thermostat: In order to make sure comfort in every season, the thermostat needs to be calibrated correctly.
Electrical Connections: The result of loose connection is the leading to shortening the lifespan of the units, inefficient performance and dangerous circumstances.
Lubricate moving components: Too much friction can be harsh on the systems, lubricating the necessary parts is essential to avoid damage that can occur from getting overheated. Decreasing the use of electricity, reflecting on your bills, lubricate helps parts move smoothly against one another.
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In addition to tending to the burner combustion and heat exchanger heating system, professionals will also tend to fuel line connections from the gas pressure, the refrigerant charge for the cooling system, checked for efficiency, safety, and performance. Call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning if you haven’t gotten your AC system tuned-up or for any repairs and other related services.