Don’t Neglect Preventive Maintenance, Schedule Annual Precision Tune-Ups

Posted On: January 01, 2012

Many people put off preventive maintenance visits for their heating and cooling systems in an attempt to save money. However, by not having your system properly maintained and serviced regularly, you’ll actually increase the likelihood of requiring costly repairs later, not to mention living with a system that may not be efficiently heating and cooling your home. Moreover, an HVAC system that hasn’t enjoyed the benefits of annual precision tune-ups will probably have a shorter lifetime.

 

Cooling Maintenance

Key aspects in a precision tune-up for your cooling system include a check of the refrigerant level with adjustments as needed. Other tasks should include a cleaning of the evaporator and the condenser air conditioning coils. Lastly, the blower components should be cleaned and adjusted as needed.

 

Heating Maintenance

For heating, annual maintenance should include an inspection and tuneup of all connections, the gas pressure, heat exchanger, and burner combustion. Dirty components may reduce efficiency and lead to unsafe operation.

 

System Maintenance

In a good maintenance check, the entire system should be inspected and cleaned. Filters should be changed, thermostat settings checked, and all moving parts well lubricated. Electrical connections should be tightened and controls checked. The condensation drain should be inspected to make sure it’s not clogged.

 

If you have questions or concerns about preventive maintenance on the HVAC system in your Edwardsville area home, contact us at Ernst Heating & Cooling.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about preventive maintenance and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

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