Routine Maintenance Is Nothing to Fear
Picture this HVAC horror story. It’s a cool fall evening. As the chill creeps through your home, you decide the time has arrived to turn on the heat for the first time this season. You move the switch on your thermostat from “cool” to “heat”. You hear a click, and then…nothing. Your heating system is out, and an HVAC repair could be expensive. It’s not a trick, and it’s certainly no treat. Fortunately, you can change the end of this story with an investment in routine maintenance for your system.
Perform DIY Maintenance to Lessen Chance of HVAC Repair
There are some maintenance tasks you can perform on your HVAC system yourself. These require a minimal investment of time and money. They do not require any special tools or knowledge.
- Replace your filter every 90 days at a minimum, and upgrade to a high-efficiency pleated filter. The efficient operation of your system relies on a clean, unobstructed filter. A dirty filter prevents the free circulation of air through your system. This causes your unit to work harder and costs you more money.
- Include your outdoor AC unit in your yard winterization plan. Ensure the unit is free of any debris on top and around the sides. Your system relies on air circulation and heat exhaust, so be sure to leave at least two feet of clearance between the unit and any vegetation on all sides.
- Keep more than 80 percent of your home’s register vents open. While you may be tempted to “close off” one or more rooms to save energy, this actually causes your HVAC system to work harder than necessary. The additional strain may result in costly repairs or replacement.
Reduce Risk of HVAC Repair with Service Plans
For a more thorough maintenance routine, call a trained professional to inspect and service your HVAC system. A licensed technician, such as those from Energy Savers, perform a detailed check, which typically includes most of these actions:
- Test voltage, check electrical components for failures
- Lubricate moving parts
- Check air filter
- Inspect condensate drain for blockages
- Check thermostat settings, test calibration
- Check electrical connections
- Inspect quality of installation
- Inspect condition of HVAC equipment
- Test safety controls
- Test for airflow obstructions through the home
- Inspect blower components
- Check refrigerant pressure
- Test gas piping and pressure
- Test heat pump heating mode and defrost cycle
- Inspect condensate drain for clogs and blockages
Best of all, a professional inspection can alert you to small issues with your system before they become big. A small investment in an inspection now can save a fortune in HVAC repair later.
In Georgia and Alabama – Call Energy Savers for HVAC Repair, Service and Replacement
For more than 40 years, Energy Savers has helped home and business owners achieve ultimate indoor temperature comfort. It doesn’t matter which brand. We perform HVAC repair and service on all brands. We also provide air quality solutions.
If you would like a free estimate on a new air conditioner, heat pump or furnace, please call us. Financing is available for new cooling and heating units. It’s better to install a new and more efficient HVAC system today, especially if it allows you to save money on energy bills. Give yourself the gift of improved safety, air quality and comfort.
If you reside in Columbus, Georgia, Opelika Alabama or the surrounding communities, call us for quality products and great customer service. We come to work every day to provide better comfort and healthy air for you.