Your HVAC system is a substantial investment. And as with any other piece of mechanical equipment, like a car, it requires maintenance. If you don't take care of your cooling and heating equipment, it won't take care of you. So, we invite you to review some common, yet essential maintenance tasks that you should perform regularly. And learn why they're important for your health, safety, comfort, and budget.
Cooling System Tune-Ups
Identify possible refrigerant leaks and potential problems with your A/C system before you need it with a seasonal tune-up every year. You'll also avoid dirt buildup on your condenser coils and expensive capacitor issues. You can destroy your A/C motor trying to run the unit with inoperable capacitors. A tune-up also includes a thermostat calibration. Improper calibration can spike your electric usage, your bill, and your temperature.
Air Duct Cleaning
Failure to maintain the cleanliness of your air duct system can lead to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Respiratory problems, colds, sinus infections, and allergies are often worsened when you have bad IAQ. Plus, clogged ducts make your HVAC equipment work harder, wasting energy and money.
Dirty, Clogged Filters
Don't fall victim to mold and its associated illnesses by using a filter past its usefulness. Check and replace your A/C and Furnace filters regularly to prevent these and other problems. Ignore this simple maintenance, and you run the risk of lowered HVAC efficiency and higher utility bills due to airflow blockage.
Heating System Tune-Ups
Don't just power into the winter season without scheduling a tune-up for your furnace or boiler. Failure to perform this seasonal task can lead to costly breakdowns and a lot of discomfort. You may also be risking the danger of carbon monoxide leakage.
Preventative Steps During Storm Season
When the weather turns, it's smart to be prepared. Blowing debris can wreck your outside A/C compressor. You should routinely check for hazards that may blow into the unit and cause damage. Aftercare is equally important. Mold is one common concern. You should also test your equipment to identify any problems the storm may have caused.
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a comprehensive range of HVAC services to help ensure your system is running optimally. Schedule Air Duct Cleaning, a Heating Tune-up, and other maintenance services with us. You'll enjoy more efficiency, better energy savings, extended life for your appliances, and help lower your risk of respiratory issues.