Benefits of Annual HVAC System Maintenance
Safety should always come first. Any cracks in the heat exchanger of your furnace can jeopardize your family’s safety. Once carbon monoxide gas escapes, your air literally becomes poisoned. Without proper maintenance, it is also possible for your HVAC system to short circuit. Your home will be prone to faulty electric occurrences and cause fire as a result.
Lower Energy Bills
Regular maintenance will save you big money in the long run. If you neglect your system, it will have to work harder over time to keep your house cool, costing you a lot more on energy bills.
Any strange odor or sound that comes from the furnace should be taken seriously. This can be a sign of possible damage in the system. If you call a technician right away, they might be able to do something to prevent the problem from escalating. These regular checks will make sure that each part of your system is inspected so you can prevent a bigger problem in the future.
Equipment Lasts Longer
The reason why an entire system breaks down is because of individual parts that get neglected. Make sure that all parts of your systems are checked and maintained so that the entire system lasts longer.
At Absotemp Climate Control, we will do a thorough inspection and determine what exact service you will need. Our specialists could recommend repair or replacement, whichever is necessary. It would be good to note, however, that furnace units consistently maintained have lesser chances of needing replacement.
We will make sure your home will always have the heating that it needs. We will check on all of the items listed below:
- Test for Gas Leaks
- Check Gas Valve
- Clean Burners
- Clean Ignition Assembly
- Clean Interior of Vestibule
- Check Motor
- Check Fan Bearings
- Check for Combustible Materials
- Check Furnace Wiring
- Check Belt Tension
- Measure Volts/Amps
- Check Wiring
- Check Starting Capability
- Inspect Flue and Diverter
- Adjust and Check Pilot
- Check Thermocouple
- Check All Safety Devices
- Check Heat Exchanger for Leaks
- Check Air Filters & Flow
- Lubricate Moving Parts
- Check Limit Control
- Check Fan Control
- Inspect Combustion Chamber
Why Is Maintenance So Important?
Regular maintenance of your HVAC equipment ensures your system functions at it’s optimal level, for as long as possible. It also decreases the likelihood of a sudden system breakdown. Unless your heating equipment actually gets inspected by a professional, you won’t really know if there is anything wrong with it until often times, an emergency arises.
You can minimize the risk of repairs and possible replacement if you keep up with annual maintenance and tune-ups. We’re happy to schedule that for you.
HVAC Maintenance Tasks You Can Do Yourself
Though maintenance of your HVAC system should be in the hands of professionals, it does not mean that there isn’t anything that you can do on your end to help maintain your system. The following DIY tasks help keep your equipment running smoothly until the next professional visit:
- Make sure the supply and return registers are not blocked by anything.
- Remove debris from around the outdoor unit.
- Do not wait for dirt and debris to accumulate on your outdoor unit.
- Change your filters monthly. There are units that have indicator lights that let you know when the filter is already clogged.
Make sure that your family stays warm during the cold season with a well-maintained furnace by Absotemp Climate Control. Call us now so that we can schedule your furnace maintenance. It only takes one call to understand why we are the choice for Michigan homeowners.