IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR
It’s an annual rite of passage – flipping the thermostat or control system from “heat” to “cool” or “cool” to “heat!” As the seasons change, so do your indoor heating and cooling needs. You want to be sure that your HVAC system is working properly and ready for that switch. No one likes to make that dreaded HVAC emergency call on coldest or hottest weekend of the year!
HVAC systems strive to meet your desired indoor temperature expectations! Creating a comfortable temperature in your home is a delicate balancing act between equipment, air flow, and mechanics. Proper HVAC maintenance can help maintain this balance despite the system’s consistent starting and stopping, and on-demand operation.
HVAC systems strive to meet your desired indoor temperature expectations!
Creating a comfortable temperature in your home is a delicate balancing act between equipment, air flow, and mechanics. Proper HVAC maintenance can help maintain this balance despite the system’s consistent starting and stopping, and on-demand operation.
Why is it so important?
Regular maintenance of a central air conditioner can help keep the system running smoothly for years. It is also the only way to ensure that the system operates at peak energy efficiency. Dirty coils reduce the system's efficiency and shorten the life of the unit.
Other helpful ideas to keep you unit more efficient is:
Keep the vents clear
Clean off the outdoor unit
Change the filter regularly
WHEN DO I SCHEDULE SEASONAL MAINTENANCE?
HVAC dealers can get very busy when summer temperatures spike and cold, bone-chilling weather takes hold. It is a good idea to plan seasonal maintenance prior to these peak service call times. Many dealers offer preseason specials on inspection packages during their typical slow times of the year, usually in the spring and the fall depending on the climate.
We suggest having your system maintained at least once a year or twice at the maximum.
We offer these services year-round even though it is best to have them done during the slower seasons---spring or fall.
When it comes to air filters, all systems, homes, and air quality needs are going to be different. Ask yourself if the current type of filter you’re using is doing what you need it to do: filter dust and irritants from the air to protect your HVAC system and your family’s health. If it isn’t, read through the HVAC manufacturer’s filter recommendations. Many are available through their customer support websites. Remember that while cost is an important factor to consider, you’ll save far more money in the long run by maintaining good air quality in your home with good air filters.