AC and Furnace Maintenance
Regular AC and furnace maintenance helps your system run at its best, from better performance to lower energy bills. With maintenance, you can avoid unexpected breakdowns and ensure your cooling and heating system achieves top efficiency. AC maintenance is when a trained technician checks crucial areas of your system, such as refrigerant levels, condition of moving parts, and wiring connection.
Refrigerant levels can decrease over time, so keeping your AC fully charged is essential to work efficiently. Your system may also develop a leak, which reduces cooling power and could lead to your HVAC breaking down. Arranging for AC maintenance allows a professional to address these issues and others, including cleaning out the buildup of dust, dirt, and debris that prevents efficient airflow.
With furnace maintenance, a technician thoroughly evaluates your furnace, boiler, or heat pump for issues like worn-down parts. As your furnace gets older, the blower or fan can wear down. For example, your furnace blower has a belt connecting to the motor, which can wear down. Or, the fan blade may get bent or accumulate too much debris. Problems with the blower or blade can compromise the ability of your HVAC to provide consistent heating and lead to your furnace breaking down.
HVAC maintenance also includes lubricating all moving parts and performing safety tests, such as a carbon monoxide test. During these visits, a service technician checks vents for obstructions that could disrupt maximum airflow, determines if the heat exchanger has any corrosion or damage, and tests the thermostat calibration. In addition, you can find out if your air filters need to be replaced, which is vital to clean indoor air and HVAC efficiency.
Regular HVAC maintenance will keep your system operating at its best and help you save money on energy bills. With maintenance, your heating and cooling system can last over ten years.
Here is a brief list of HVAC services:
- Check refrigerant
- Check hoses
- Inspect blower belts
- Inspect fan blades
- Lubrication and safety