Regardless of manufacturer, cooling and heating equipment is designed to be durable. Regular maintenance can keep it running longer, more efficiently and with fewer breakdowns. It is a well proven fact that that the money invested in regular preventive maintenance is paid back and then some. To learn how to properly maintain your system, check your manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines. If you no longer have the owner’s manual for your equipment, check the manufacturer’s website and follow the recommendations provided.
One of the best ways to get the most out of your heating and cooling system is to call a professional HVAC service technician to perform routine maintenance. If your system has never been checked, get your system checked as soon as possible. After that, check seasonally per the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Contrary to popular opinion, the best time to check a system is not at the beginning of the season. It is better to schedule your tune-up well into the season after it has been working for some time.
You probably are wondering why you need to have maintenance twice a year. Your equipment is used to both heat and cool your home and each season offers it own set of distinct problems. Having your system checked out by a professional will ensure that your home will remain comfortable all year long, prevent major repairs, and alert you to potential problems. Your professional will also lubricate moving parts every six months which helps maintain the equipment. Studies consistently show that skipping a year can result in significantly reduced system efficiency—so as the manufacturers recommend, each season is the best frequency for your system tune-up.
Professional HVAC service technicians are specially trained to inspect your heating and air conditioning system both indoors and outside. They will have a long list of items to check, and they will know what trouble signs to look for. Heating and cooling professionals have specialized diagnostic tools like combustion analyzers and meters to really understand how well your unit is working. Most owners do not have these types of tools; so like our cars today, this activity is best left to the professionals.
To learn more about maintaining your heating and cooling equipment, contact us today at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. Our NATE-certified technicians are standing by to serve all of your heating and cooling needs.