If comfortable temperatures within your home or commercial business are important to you, then you have to take care of your HVAC system. It takes far more than regular air filter changes and air duct cleanings to keep heating and cooling systems operating optimally. Bi-annual HVAC preventative maintenance services are essential and offer numerous benefits including extending the unit’s longevity and improving performance.
Efficiency Reduces Utility Bills
Just like a well-tuned car gets better gas mileage when serviced regularly, heating and cooling units operate more efficiently when they are serviced about twice a year – once before the cooling season and once before the heating season. Poorly maintained units typically work 20 percent harder and use more energy. Making seasonal maintenance a priority will save your family money in the long run by lowering the cost of your utility bills.
Fewer Emergency Repairs
Nothing is more inconvenient than an unexpected system failure when you go to turn on your unit on a cold winter morning or a scorching summer day. While occasional complications may arise with your system, regular cleanings and inspections can help detect and prevent potential problems before they occur. Detecting these potential issues sooner can also prevent a total system failure that may require a total system replacement.
Extends HVAC Lifespan
Machines with moving parts depend on proper maintenance, or they will ultimately fail, often long before their expected lifespan. HVAC systems can be costly, so home and business owners have good reason to consider investing in a preventative maintenance agreement. This service includes a full inspection of your HVAC system and expert recommendations to extend the life of your system. We will even remind you when maintenance is recommended again.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Poorly maintained systems harbor dirt, allergen spores and can breed bacteria and mold which flows into duct systems. These particles can contaminate indoor living spaces. Clean coils and filters are essential to maintaining indoor air quality and for keeping these dangerous particles out of your family’s home. Breathing ‘contaminated’ air can affect individuals with respiratory issues and allergy symptoms.
To keep your HVAC warranty valid, having routine maintenance is often a stipulation of the warranty contract. Furthermore, if a technician detects problems during an inspection or a service call, they can help determine if the parts requiring service or replacement are still under warranty. These essential evaluations will allow you to make the most of the warranties on your system.
Preventative Maintenance Services – What to Expect
Even if your heating and cooling system hasn’t had a cleaning and inspection or given you any issues in years, don’t consider skipping on preventative maintenance services. To get the most out of your HVAC system, it is better to be more proactive versus reactive. Don’t blindly rely on your system’s dependability in the past, have an experienced technician perform a seasonal evaluation to give your family a peace of mind and to ensure your unit is functioning at optimal levels.
Before each heating and cooling season begins, schedule a preventative maintenance service and inspection which allows an expert to perform vital tasks including:
- Lubricating moving parts
- Check the thermostat
- Tighten electrical connections
- Inspect condensation drains
- Check system controls for functionality
- Clean the evaporator
- Clean condenser coils
- Adjust and clean the unit’s blower
- Check fuel line connections
- Check refrigerant charge
- Gas pressure and relay inspection
- Inspect relays, wiring, and panels
Are you ready to schedule your preventive maintenance HVAC service? Contact R&D Mechanical Services, and we’ll help you enjoy the benefits of a clean and safe heating and cooling system.