Just like your car, your HVAC system requires a regular tune up and yearly maintenance. This helps maintain your HVAC unit’s efficiency and longevity. By neglecting your HVAC unit you will eventually encounter costly repairs, higher power bills or even need a full replacement of your unit, which can cost thousands of dollars. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing will share in more detail the importance of scheduling yearly tune ups or maintenance of your HVAC unit.
AC Strain During Summer
During the hot summer months your air conditioner works the hardest to keep the inside of your home cool. This is when your air conditioner is under the most stress and when most malfunction or repairs are needed. To avoid any unnecessary repairs during the hottest days of the summer months it is important to have your HVAC unit serviced at least once a year and preferably before the hot summer season begins. Spring is the best time to have your unit serviced to help it prepare for the coming summer season. However this also means most HVAC technicians are the busiest. If you were unable to have your HVAC system serviced either in spring or even fall, you should still have your unit serviced as soon as possible.
Air Conditioner Maintenance Checklist
Each HVAC technician as they are sent out to perform maintenance on the HVAC unit will come with an extensive checklist. They will check off each one as they service your entire HVAC system. Most checklists at the very least will include:
– Checking the thermostat settings to make sure your setting is set for the most comfort and efficiency.
– Tighten all loose electrical connections and check all wiring and their condition.
– All the major moving components are lubricated to help improve efficiency as well as maintain the health of the components.
– The Condensate drain is checked and cleaned to prevent future clogs which can cause humidity to build up within the home.
– The system is restarted to make sure it cycles properly, and that it operates and shuts off properly.
– The Evaporator and condenser of the air conditioner coils are cleaned to help improve efficiency and proper circulation of the HVAC cooling system.
– The central air conditioner’s refrigerant levels are checked to make sure that the unit still has plenty of coolant and that there isn’t a leak or signs of a leak.
– The blower is inspected to make sure it is running correctly and that there is proper air flow. The blower may require cleaning or adjustments.
– The connection of either the gas, burner combustion, or heat exchanger of the furnace are checked to make sure that when the winter or cooler season kicks in, your furnace is ready without any future problems.
DIY Homeowner Maintenance
Of course not everything is left to the HVAC technician. The home owner should be responsible for keeping the intake filters changed and kept cleaned. Additionally the homeowner should keep all debris or plant matter away from the air conditioning unit outside, especially ground units.
HVAC Services in Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
In maintaining proper efficiency or longevity of your HVAC system, it is important to schedule yearly maintenance. If you haven’t had your unit serviced or inspected in over a year, you should consider scheduling a HVAC technician to come and maintain or service your HVAC system. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing performs maintenance and repair services on your home’s HVAC system. Contact us today to schedule your HVAC tune-up.