The highly trained professionals at Cullins One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® understand that no one wants to experience a malfunction with their heating and cooling systems. Regular maintenance checks can put you a step ahead and prevent any malfunctions and costly repairs. Furnace experts recommend a yearly inspection to make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible.

The mid-summer and mid-winter months are an HVAC company's busiest time, so scheduling your visit for the spring or fall will ensure you don't have to wait too long for an appointment. Your service technician will tell you it's better to have an inspection and make adjustments before they get too busy.

Once you make your appointment with a service technician for your yearly service check, make a list of any questions you may have or specific problems you may have been experiencing. This gives them an idea of any potential problems or malfunctions they need to be looking for.

As a homeowner, it's a good idea to be able to perform simple maintenance checks and procedures in between appointments. Changing your furnace filter every month is just one way you can improve the air quality of your home and make your system more efficient. When you change the filter, take a careful look at your system. Make sure all electrical connections are secure and there are no leaks or damage to the outside.  If something looks out of the ordinary, make a note.

During a seasonal maintenance inspection, a technician will check several different components on both the furnace and the air conditioning unit. They will inspect the controls and make sure they are all in working order, clean the evaporator, clean the condenser air conditioning coils and more. For air conditioning maintenance, coolant levels will need to be checked to make sure they are sufficient to bear the seasonal weather.

Yearly preventative maintenance will often show nothing out of the ordinary. Occasionally, however, a regular inspection can turn up small issues that, when left unattended, can turn into expensive breakdowns. Taking care of the problems when they are minor can save you time and money in the long run.