Many people make an investment in a HVAC system, yet fail to maintain proper upkeep. An HVAC system is similar to that of a car – it needs the proper care and maintenance to function properly. A properly functioning HVAC system is one that will keep your home comfortable or cool for many years to come, which is why HVAC maintenance is important. Saving money is one of the main reasons a person should maintain their HVAC unit. An HVAC unit that is running efficiently, as well as a home that is properly insulated, means less money spent on electricity, heating and cooling costs. HVAC maintenance is also important as it can often spot small problems before they become large.
Dirt and neglect are the #1 causes for heating and cooling failure. One of the most important steps you can take to prevent future problems and unwanted costs is bi-annual maintenance. When done properly, maintaining your system will save you money on energy bills and, just as importantly, help your system last longer. A properly maintained HVAC system that has regular tune ups can last up to 15-20 years.
With an Allgood Mechanical Solutions Maintenance Agreement, we will complete the bi-annual maintenance on your system(s). Along with the peace of mind that comes with our Maintenance Plan, our clients receive a 10% discount on any service related calls to their system(s)along with priority service.
Here are Seven Steps to ensure you are getting the best from your HVAC system(s):
- Consider having a contractor or technician perform a thorough inspection and service your system.
- Clean floor or ceiling vents, making sure they are not blocked by rugs or furniture.
- Inspect Door and Windows for noticeable air loss gaps during cold weather.
- Test your thermostat. If needed adjust or reprogram for the new season.
- Reverse the direction of your ceiling fan to circulate warm air (clockwise) at a low speed.
- Clear debris such as leaves and grass, trim shrubs around your outdoor unit.
- Do a visual Inspection of service valve caps and refrigerant line insulation on your outdoor unit.