As a Cleveland-area homeowner, you might already know about the importance of maintaining a regular professional maintenance schedule for your heating and cooling system. Like your car or truck, your HVAC system needs regular checkups; neglect leads to poor performance and can shorten the life of your equipment.
What you may not know, however, is exactly what routine service calls entail.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST
Here are a few items from our HVAC preventive maintenance checklist:
- The technician will perform air filter checks and changes, an important part of maintaining the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment. Cleveland-area homeowners are encouraged to inspect filters monthly, as well, as part of their own HVAC preventive maintenance, cleaning or replacing them as needed. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, we can show you how.
- Thermostat settings will be checked for accuracy.
- Cooling and outside condenser coils will be cleared of dirt and debris. Buildup can impair your coils' ability to absorb heat and may lead to system damage. Homeowners can do their part by keeping the area around their outdoor unit free of plant growth, dirt and other debris.
- The technician will clear condensate drains of potential blockages to avert mold growth and water damage due to overflows.
This is just a sampling of the important tasks on our HVAC preventive maintenance checklist. While homeowners can contribute to maintaining year-round system efficiency, professional preventive maintenance is an in-depth examination of your system that involves everything from electronics to motor operation.
The intricate adjustments required to keep these systems running at peak performance should be made by a professional technician with the correct tools to adequately diagnose and care for the unit.
For more information on our HVAC preventive maintenance checklist, contact us at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling.
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