Get an HVAC Service So You Won’t Need an HVAC Installation
Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (aka HVAC service) system includes some of the most essential machines in your home. During the long cold winters, it keeps your family (and your pipes!) from freezing. In the middle of the unforgiving summer, it gives you a haven to beat the heat.
When your HVAC system is doing its job correctly, it’s something you don’t even think about. But when it stops working and your faucets aren’t running in the winter, you’re going to know what’s wrong immediately. And more importantly, you’re going to be wishing that you had scheduled that maintenance and HVAC service during spring last year.
Regular Service for Regular Services
Whether you’re thinking about heated air or air conditioning, a working HVAC system is only half of the equation. The other half is an HVAC system in good condition. Clogged lines and drains are going to reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Over time, your HVAC units are going to need a certain amount of service and repair. But with vigilant and regular check-ups from professionals, like the ones at Laury Heating Cooling & Plumbing, you can make it a repair before it becomes a replacement.
What Happens During an HVAC Service?
So, what exactly happens when a Laury professional comes to check on you’re heating and air conditioning system?
When a technician services your heating system, first they’re going to replace your furnace filters. This is a fairly simple thing that you can do on your own. It should be replaced about 2 times every year. If you have pets, you may need to replace your filter more often. To try changing the filter yourself, ask your technician if they can show you how they did it. It is an easy thing to do and can be done by anyone.
Then they will check the exterior of the unit, as well as the vents, for signs of wear or anything breaking down. You may need additional services or replacement if there is a significant amount of deterioration. Your technician is also going to check the interior for damage. They will check the ignition as well as the assembly, the blower, the motors, and the pressure switches.
They will inspect how much power is being consumed, as well as your home’s thermostat. They will see that the gauges are set correctly and reading accurately so your system does not use power unnecessarily.
Additionally, during your HVAC service, your system will be looked over for any carbon monoxide leaks, and make sure that your vents and pipes are not obstructed or clogged. If you have a boiler in your home, they will look at the controls, the safeties, the pump, low water cutoff, and sight glass as well.
The health of your air conditioner can significantly impact the air quality inside your home. It can also impact the system’s ability to keep your home cool. When a technician inspects your air conditioning system, your indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condenser will be checked.
Many parts of your outdoor system will be inspected, including checking for signs of decay or rust. Coolant levels will be measured. Electrical components will also be looked at for signs of water or other types of damage.
Again, the technician may need to replace your filter, which is something you can do . The filter, if clogged, can prevent your air conditioner from running optimally, and can eventually be the cause of costly repairs if not regularly attended to.
Much like with heating, the thermostats in your home will need to be inspected. Your technician will run your air conditioning system to see that it is functioning properly.
Regular HVAC Service Can Be a Life Saver
We’re already well on our way into winter. If you haven’t had your heating system checked this year, you might be thinking, “I’ll just wait until next year.” You might think that you’re saving some money, but it will be more expensive to replace your whole heating unit because you held off for too long.
Just like going to the dentist for your teeth or an auto mechanic for your car, your HVAC system needs regular check-ups to ensure a long and healthy life. Your HVAC system should run for about 10 to 15 years.
But it’s not indestructible. Schedule a service appointment with Laury to be confident that your system is in proper working condition. Stay warm this winter, and remember, you will need to schedule your air conditioning service before you know it!