The new year has rolled in, and while we hope you’re sticking tightly to your resolutions and succeeding in all your self-improvement, we want to remind you to show your home a little love too. Especially, when it comes to your HVAC system. HVAC maintenance can help increase the lifespan of your system, boost efficiency, and can even save you up to 40% on energy costs.
With all the activity of the new year, we know you have a lot going on, so to make HVAC maintenance as easy as possible, we’ve laid out a schedule for you to follow, right here.
What is HVAC Maintenance?
Before we dive into when you should be having your HVAC maintained, let’s lay out what you want in a maintenance visit. HVAC maintenance is when you have a trusted HVAC technician make a home visit to take a look at your system. During this visit, the HVAC technician will inspect, clean, test, and make adjustments to your heating or cooling system to ensure optimal functionality, safety, and efficiency.
An HVAC maintenance involves so much and varies based on heating and cooling systems, but some essential components include:
- Checking thermostat settings
- Tightening electrical connections
- Calibrating controls
- Lubricating moving parts
- Clearing condensate drain line
- Assessing unit efficiency/functionality
HVAC maintenance is a step above the DIY maintenance you should be taking care of on your own, like changing filters and staying on top of your fall home maintenance checklists. While these are HVAC maintenance tasks you should do yourself, professional maintenance will handle the more electrical and mechanical aspects of your system. Of course, if you encounter any problems while changing your filters or with your fall home maintenance checklist, we’re always here to help.
When Should You Schedule HVAC Maintenance?
Your HVAC system needs maintenance the most right before you’re about to put it to heavy work. That means that you want to have your heating system inspected in the fall and your cooling system inspected during the spring.
Having your cooling system inspected during the fall will provide the HVAC maintenance benefits mentioned above and also ensure that you’re not stuck with last-minute issues that leave you without a cooling method on hot summer days. With your heating system, things get a little more serious than just discomfort, and on top of the HVAC maintenance benefits mentioned above, having your heating system inspected in the fall can prevent safety hazards like deadly carbon monoxide leaks.
How Often Do You Need HVAC Maintenance?
The minimum recommended HVAC maintenance is once a year for both your cooling system and heating system. When you meet with one of our HVAC experts, after taking a look at your system we can tell you if you need more regular maintenance or if signing up for a maintenance plan is the best bet for you.
Maintaining Your Comfort and Saftey Year Round
Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance will save you money on costly last-minute repairs, and more importantly, it will keep you and your home comfortable and safe year round. For the hot West Virginia summers, and cold winters, we’re here to make sure your HVAC system is ready. Contact AirXperts today and schedule your next HVAC maintenance.