Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

What Happens During A Heating Tune-Up?


Any heating company can solve any problems in your heating system as they arise. However, a truly great heating company will provide maintenance services that can prevent the most common heating problems. Don't wait until your heater breaks down. Seek heating tune-up services ahead of time. Here are four things a technician will do during this service:

1. Check your vents

Your vents are responsible for circulating the warm air generated in your furnace or boiler throughout the house. If a vent is blocked by an object or by built-up dirt, the air can flow backwards, damaging your heater. A technician will check your vents to make sure they're clear and clean. If they find any cause for concern, they may suggest you move furniture to remedy the blockage. They can also clean vents that are dirty from dust, pet hair, and other household contaminants.

2. Inspect the electrical system

Heaters that require electricity can fail due to damaged electrical parts. Your technician will check the wiring to ensure it's still intact and free from damage. Household pets, rodents, and other pets can chew through the wiring if left unchecked; this can create a fire hazard or cause your heater to shut down. Your technician will also check to make sure no electrical components have loosened over the past year.

3. Ensure your thermostat is working

If you have central heat, your thermostat is what allows you to control the heating throughout your house. A malfunctioning thermostat can lead to a house that's too cold or too hot, and it can increase your utility bill. During your heating tune-up, your technician will check your thermostat to make sure it's still functioning properly. They can replace its batteries or perform any adjustments if necessary.

4. Change your air filter

Air filters need to be cleaned or changed regularly. A dirty air filter can pollute your house and severely reduce your heater's efficiency. During your heating tune-up, your technician will change your air filter so you don't need to worry about these common concerns.

For best results, you should schedule a heating tune-up at least once a year. The money you spend is money well-invested, considering it can prevent you from needing to pay even more money in the future for repairs. If you notice anything concerning in between regularly scheduled tune-ups, you should never hesitate to give your heating company a call for an extra maintenance session.


8 October 2019