HVAC System Maintenance

Just like your car needs to be serviced regularly to ensure that everything continues to run properly, your HVAC system also needs maintenance on a regular basis. If it is neglected you could run into some serious problems, and often at the most inopportune time, such as the dead of winter or hottest time during the summer. To keep your HVAC system running properly, you should contact a professional St Charles heating and cooling company and set up an appointment for maintenance.

There are a number of advantages that HVAC maintenance provides to you and your heating and cooling system, including the following:

Improved efficiency: Having maintenance and a tuneup done your HVAC system can help it run more efficiently.

Early identification of any faulty parts: Over time, your system will experience normal wear and tear. Regular maintenance will enable your HVAC technician to spot problems early on and replace or repair parts on an as needed basis.

Avoid system problems: When your system receives maintenance on a regular basis it can significantly reduce the possibility of breakdowns in the future. Although it is impossible to avoid replacement and repair altogether, preventative maintenance can help you avoid most heating and cooling emergencies so that problems don’t arise at very inopportune times.

Improve Safety: Heating equipment runs on the basis of combustion of fuel. Carbon monoxide leaks can pose serious safety risks, which is why having your HVAC system inspected every year is critical to ensuring the safety of your household.

Extends the life of your equipment: Having your HVAC system maintained on a regular basis can extend the life of your equipment, help you avoid expensive upgrades and reduce the risk of equipment failing early. The cost of maintenance is far less than having to pay for expensive repairs, upgrades or replacement costs.

Maintenance Visit

During a maintenance visit your HVAC system will be thoroughly inspected. The following services may be performed as part of the visit:

Inspection of all parts, as well as lubricating all moving parts and making any necessary repairs or replacements.

Clean blower parts and motors

Clean the heat pump or air conditioner’s evaporator coils and condenser

Inspect and clean drainage systems

Test heat pump or air conditioner refrigerant levels

Inspect and clean heat exchangers

Inspect and test igniter and pilot

Test system controls and electronic components

Calibrate thermostat if needed

Evaluate airflow

Tighten loose connections and fittings

Evaluate CO levels on combustion systems

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