Whether you sign up for a heater maintenance plan with an HVAC contractor or schedule regular seasonal tune-ups with when it’s convenient for you, both are excellent preventative maintenance strategies. Regular maintenance ensures your HVAC system runs efficiently, avoids potential hefty repair costs and increases the unit’s lifespan and provides indoor comfort. Simply put, if you take care of your heater system, it will take care both of you and your pocketbook.
Dollar for dollar, regular preventative maintenance is the most cost-effective way to keep your HVAC system operating at peak performance. The reasonable costs are a small price to pay to save hundreds of dollars on repairs and premature system failure, and you can’t put a price on peace of mind.
Maintenance Service Visits and Tune-Ups
With a boiler, heat pump and furnace tune-up or service maintenance visit, HVAC technicians arrive at your home with an extensive checkpoint list of items to visually inspect, test, measure, adjust and repair if necessary. It’s also the perfect time for technicians to discover and fix small problems before larger ones emerge. Here’s a list of some of the tasks that HVAC technicians perform for a tune-up and maintenance service visit:
- Air filters are changed or cleaned.
- Burner elements, heat exchanger, blower assembly and motors are inspected and cleaned.
- Electrical wire connections are inspected and tightened if needed.
- All moving parts are lubricated to eliminate friction.
- Combustion tests are run for gases.
- A test is done to measure airflow.
- Safety controls and ignition controls are inspected.
- An inspection of the thermostat is done for calibration and accuracy.
- Gas connections and pressure are checked.
- A test is run on the burner combustion.
In addition to professional maintenance by an HVAC contractor, there are some things that you can do yourself to properly maintain your home’s HVAC system. During the colder months, it’s likely that you’ll be running your heater daily. It’s important that you check the air filter at least once a month. Dirty air filters decrease the unit’s energy efficiency, impede airflow and can cause additional wear and tear on the unit’s components. It’s also important to keep the registers clean and to make sure the outdoor unit is free from debris.
HVAC Products and Service in Newnan, GA
At Merrell & Associates, we offer tune-ups and affordable preventative maintenance plans with a 10 percent discount on parts and labor to keep your heating system running in good condition. If you’re not already on a maintenance plan or haven’t scheduled a seasonal tune-up, be sure to give us a call. In addition, we carry and install leading brand HVAC systems, such as split systems, geothermal heat pumps, furnaces, boilers and air conditioners.