Neglecting your HVAC equipment is like never adding oil to your car engine. Regular maintenance keeps you more comfortable, saves money and prolongs the life of your system.
When to Schedule HVAC Maintenance
You should schedule AC maintenances services during the spring before temperatures soar. For heating maintenance, you should schedule during the fall before temperatures plummet. That way, you don’t risk having to wait for service at the height of heating or cooling season when technicians have more emergencies.
The more important question, however, is how often you should schedule HVAC maintenance. You should schedule maintenance once a year for furnaces and air conditioners. For heat pumps, you schedule maintenance every six months because they operate year-round.
When you fall behind on routine AC maintenance services, your cooling system has to work harder to do its job. It breaks down frequently, and it doesn’t last as long as it should. It wastes valuable energy.
You can do your part by changing the air filters at least every month, but here are six of the many critical tasks we handle:
- We make sure the thermostat is installed correctly and away from heat sources.
- We tighten all electrical connections.
- We check system controls to ensure that the system starts, operates and shuts off correctly.
- We lubricate moving parts to prevent wear and tear from friction.
- We check the condensate drain line for clogs that could lead to water leaks.
- If necessary, we repair refrigerant leaks and recharge the refrigerant.
Gas Furnace Maintenance
We put safety first in our heating services, especially for gas furnaces. Thanks to advanced technology and built-in safety features, they are much safer than they used to be. Still, regular HVAC maintenance exposes risk for potential hazards. We thoroughly check for leaks in the fuel line and examine the heat exchanger. If it’s cracked, it will leak carbon monoxide. CO2 is not just poisonous when breathed, but it’s highly flammable.
Other gas furnace maintenance services include cleaning or adjusting the burners, checking the fan switch and making sure combustion air openings are clear. We ensure that safety controls are functioning properly. Air filters must be replaced or cleaned regularly.
To learn more about our HVAC maintenance services, call Leckron’s Comfort Solutions today. We offer an $89 tune-up, which includes a performance check and visual inspection of all components. Our service technicians will ensure that the system is operating at its full capacity and efficiency.