Did you know that the top causes of heating and cooling system failure are dirt and simple neglect?
Much like your car needs routine preventative maintenance to keep running properly, your furnace and air conditioning systems also need that same type of scheduled maintenance in order to continue operating properly. The U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA both recommend annual pre-season preventive maintenance check-ups performed by a professional contractor as well to ensure that your system is running safely and properly. Above all, a well-maintained system dramatically lengthens the life of your equipment, saving you thousands of dollars by not having to prematurely replace your system.
Benefits of Routine Maintenance:
- Operate more efficiently, lowering your utility bills
- Extends the life your equipment, saving you money
- Are less likely to experience failure, saving you costly repairs.
- Do a better job of keeping your home comfortable.
- Improve the air quality in your home.
- Operate safely protecting your family.
- Ensures that your warranties stay valid.
Contact us today to schedule your maintenance appointment for your home or business’s seasonal check-up!
Here are some items that we typically perform on our system maintenance calls:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
- Lubricate all moving parts.Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.