Something that is extremely important is to keep up with your regular HVAC maintenance and tune-ups.
- If you are wondering what is involved with an HVAC tune-up, that’s what we will be going over.
With your heating system, the burners have to be checked carefully and cleaned. The air filters must be changed but usually the homeowner is good about doing this. Carbon monoxide levels will be checked as a carbon monoxide leak is extremely dangerous. Various parts inside the HVAC will be checked for wear and replaced if necessary. The HVAC professional will check the emergency shut offs to make sure they are working just fine. The drain line and trap will be cleaned and the safety devices and controls will be looked over. The ductwork will also be checked and tested for proper air flow and pressure. The relays and contractors must be looked over as well. The heat exchanger must be looked over as this is the component that makes sure no carbon monoxide is escaping into your breathing air. If it is discovered that there is a crack in the heat exchanger, generally you will need to replace the heater unit. When looking in the HVAC unit and cleaning everything out, the electrical connections will be tightened also. With the A/C system, the blower will be checked along with the belts. The fin coils will be checked and straightened if necessary. Moving parts will be lubricated. Coil cleaning will be provided and controls will be checked carefully. These tune-ups should happen once per system annually.