When was the last time your HVAC system had any preventative maintenance? Many homeowners skip this crucial service and just hope for the best when it comes to their heating and air conditioning systems. At this time of year, a common question regarding HVAC maintenance is if the unit needs it in the winter. Here’s what you need to know.
Why Invest in HVAC Preventative Maintenance?
Your heating and cooling systems are vital to the health and well-being of you and your family. Imagine having no AC in the summer and no heat in the winter. For your system to keep taking care of you, you need to take care of it. Regular maintenance will keep your system running as it should throughout the year and reduce the chance of a breakdown and costly repairs. Most maintenance has a checklist that includes:
- Check electrical connections
- Test and calibrate thermostat
- Lubricate moving parts
- Inspect and clear condensate drain
- Test system controls
- Change air filters
- Check evaporator coil and refrigerant level on the air conditioner
- Inspect burner, heat exchanger, and pilot light on the furnace
What About Winter Maintenance?
A good maintenance plan includes twice-yearly service – once in the spring before you switch from heat to AC and once in the fall before turning off the AC and turning on the heat. If you invest in a maintenance plan to keep your HVAC system in great shape, but you missed the fall service window, winter is not too late to get it in. Making sure it’s in tip-top shape will help your home stay more comfortable, and you’ll save money on your energy bills with a unit that’s running efficiently.
For information on the best HVAC maintenance plan for you, contact the experienced team at G+S Heating and Air.