You’ve probably heard that keeping your HVAC equipment in tip-top shape is a proactive way to save money and energy, but do you know what heating experts look for in a regular maintenance check?
When you hire a team of professionals to conduct an HVAC examination, here are some of the things they are evaluating:
- The Thermostat’s Accuracy
When you set your thermostat to a certain temperature, it should be able to maintain that temperature comfortably without wasting excess energy when you leave.
- Your System’s Electrical Connections
The HVAC experts will ensure that your connections are secure by examining voltage readings.
- The Status of Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters can taint your air quality and reduce airflow. Therefore, the technicians will determine whether or not yours need to be replaced.
- The Cleanliness of Your Outdoor Units
Because these units are outside, leaves, dirt, and other forms of debris can get lodged inside. HVAC examiners will remove any obstructions so the system runs smoothly.
- Your System’s Fans
Sometimes your HVAC system’s fans will become damaged. Technicians will examine all of the fans to make sure they are doing their jobs well and let you know if you need to replace any.
- The Refrigerant Levels
A lack or excess of refrigerant can be wasteful, so those need to be checked at least once a year.
- The General Effectiveness of Your HVAC System
Most importantly, a technician will be able to determine whether or not your system is operating correctly. This will help you decide if repairs or replacements need to be made.
Feel like it might be time to check up on your HVAC system? Schedule a maintenance inspection with Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. The company will ensure that your HVAC system is running smoothly and will help with any repairs that need to be made. To book an appointment or speak to a company representative, call (763) 284-8639!