HVAC maintenance is an important service that preserves your system.
Have you considered an HVAC maintenance check-up for the new year? Your HVAC system is operating throughout the year, and performing maintenance check-ups is important to sustain your system and keep it operating effectively. You want to get maintenance services from a reputable company like All American Facility Maintenance that knows how to properly support and sustain your HVAC system.
There are specific maintenance tasks that should be performed periodically to up-keep your HVAC system. Having an annual HVAC maintenance checklist can help you stay focused on what’s important and why including:
- Preventive HVAC services can help to address minor problems and prevent expensive repair or replacement costs. A well-maintained system will aid in reducing energy costs, and increase the lifespan of HVAC equipment.
- Your HVAC system should be checked regularly for dirty evaporator or condenser coils, frozen coils, water leaks, and damaged fins.
- Your system should be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent malfunctions and system failures.
- You should listen for unusual sounds and vibrations that could indicate internal problems.
- HVAC filters collect debris, dust, germs and other contaminants. The filters must be changed periodically to ensure that healthy indoor air quality is maintained, and that heating and cooling processes can operate efficiently. Changing HVAC filters should be a top priority.
- You should have a professional visual inspection of your HVAC system at least once a year. Maintenance professionals know just what to look for to determine the state of your HVAC operations.
- The air conditioning condensate drain and heat pump should both be free of clogs and debris. Clogs can cause moisture to collect in the system and also obstruct the flow of condensed water. Moisture accumulation can cause mold, high humidity, bacteria, water damage, improper temperature regulation, and compromised air quality. Your maintenance professional should flush and clean the condensate drain to remove excess water from the system.
- The HVAC system’s moving parts should be cleaned and lubricated to minimize friction and wear and tear. Moving parts include those in the circulation units, furnaces, and compressors. This process helps to prevent undue damage to the system.
- Refrigerant levels should be checked to help retain the system and also keep the air cool. Insufficient refrigerant could cause stress on the compressor that could lead to total damage and replacement of the system.
- Thermostats should be adjusted in relation to different seasons; a “cool” setting for spring and summer weather and a “hot” setting for fall and winter weather. Adjusting the thermostat prevents overloading your system and wasting energy. Thermostat set-points should not be hotter (in spring or summer) or cooler (in fall and winter) than the room and outside temperatures.
- If your heating system runs on oil or gas, you should replace the batteries on the carbon monoxide detector annually, and replace the detector once every five years.
- Furnace maintenance should include replacing the humidifier wick, turning on the water supply in the fall and turning it off when you stop using the furnace in the spring.
- Exhaust outlets should be inspected to assure that they are clear of clogs that could cause dangerous gases to build-up and compromise your safety.
- The condition of electrical outlets and devices, voltage and wiring should all be carefully inspected to maintain the system’s integrity and also prevent fires.
Here at All American Facility Maintenance, we provide complete HVAC maintenance services to keep your system running smoothly and optimally. For more information about our HVAC services, contact All American Facilities Maintenance today at 855-347-1613 and speak with one of our customer service representatives.