AC Preventive Maintenance

Benefits of Preventive Maintenance to your HVAC System

Lower Energy Bills
A poorly maintained HVAC system results in higher energy bills. If your system is not running at peak efficiency, it will take more and more energy to heat or cool your home to the level at which you desire. Planned upkeep on your HVAC system means lower energy costs because a well-maintained system reduces energy usage.

Fewer Repair Bills
All HVAC systems will occasionally have problems. Regular maintenance means fewer repair problems because your HVAC technician will spot them ahead of time. It makes much more sense to replace a frame belt or faulty evaporator before they cause severe problems and costly repairs. Regular maintenance gives an HVAC technician an opportunity to spot potential issues.

Avoid Catastrophes
You should be able to rely on your HVAC system to work at peak efficiency when you need it the most. A regular maintenance plan reduces the chances of a catastrophic failure. It is also a savvy financial decision. The cost of a proper maintenance plan reduces the likelihood that you pay much more for an emergency fix.

Equipment Lasts Longer
You don’t want to have to replace your HVAC system every three or four years because you neglected maintenance and had a breakdown related to preventable wear and tear. A regular maintenance plan keeps your equipment lasting longer and reduces the likelihood you will need to buy a new HVAC system before you have gotten the most out of an older one.

Indoor Air Quality
Your entire family will breathe easier when you remove mold and dust from the air. Indoor air quality is also vital if anyone in your family has asthma or allergies.

Typical HVAC Maintenance Checklist:

  • Replace filters.
  • Clean evaporator coils and condensers.
  • Clear clogs and clean drain lines to ensure proper flow.
  • Remove any standing water from drain pans to avoid overflows.
  • Replace worn pulleys and belts.
  • Inspect ducts for dust, mold, debris.
  • Check the refrigerant charge and for any leaks.
  • Check thermostats and their controls to ensure they are correctly set.
  • If necessary, change batteries.
  • Check all connections and the electrical system.
  • Make sure the fan motor is operating correctly.
  • Inspect the blowers and blades to maintain proper airflow.
  • Lubricate any moving parts.
  • Check the HVAC cabinet for leaks.
  • Make sure the HVAC cabinet door is securely closed.
  • Remove any debris from around the unit if it is outdoors.