5 HVAC Preventative Maintenance Tips

5 HVAC Preventative Maintenance Tips

Getting the most from your HVAC preventative maintenance service

Most homeowners pay little attention to the HVAC system serving their home, so considering a preventative maintenance contract might raise many questions. You are an expert in your field, so let us give you expert advice on navigating a preventative maintenance contract.

Benefits of a preventative maintenance contract

Generally, a preventative maintenance contract is an agreement with an HVAC professional to service your system once or twice per year. Preventative maintenance will keep your system clean and optimize its efficiency.

A clean system will improve the air quality in your home and ensure the safety and health of you and your family. Preventative maintenance often catches failing components ahead of failure. When repairs are needed, no one will know your system better than the professional regularly servicing your system.

What is included in the HVAC Preventative maintenance service?

The HVAC professional will schedule a convenient date and time to service your home; the plan should be customized to meet your needs. The contractor will gather information about your system, its size, age, condition, and usage. The contractor might request an inspection of your equipment.

The following is a list of common steps to service a system; steps will vary.

Spring & Summer Maintenance Tasks: AC Maintenance Checklist

  • Replace filters on cooling equipment
  • Check the condition of belts and pulleys and replace as needed
  • Clean condenser and evaporator coils
  • Check refrigerant charge and inspect for leaks if the charge is low
  • Clear drain lines and pans
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check operation of fan and blower motor and adjust if needed
  • Lubricate motors, bearings, and other moving parts
  • Check operation of thermostats and other controls
  • Check for adequate airflow

Fall & Winter Maintenance Tasks: Heating Maintenance Checklist

  • Replace filters on heating equipment
  • Check the condition of belts and pulleys and replace as needed
  • Clear drain lines and pans
  • Check electrical connections
  • Check operation of fan and blower motor and adjust if needed
  • Inspect ignition and burner assembly
  • Lubricate motors, bearings, and other moving parts
  • Check operation of thermostats and other controls
  • Inspect heat exchanger

Preparing for your HVAC Preventative maintenance service call

Expect the HVAC professional to ask questions to help determine how well the system is functioning. If you anticipate the questions, you can be prepared to answer them properly.

  • Are you experiencing problems with temperature variances or excess humidity?
  • Have you experienced any maintenance issues?
  • Do you have high energy bills?

In order to prepare, consider asking the HVAC professional the following questions.

  • How long will each maintenance visit take?
  • Will you review maintenance issues with me after each visit?
  • What needs to be done to improve my system’s performance?

A regular HVAC preventative maintenance call will catch most performance issues, but if a problem develops between PM visits, call your professional to investigate and repair problems. Like all homeowners, you’re probably also interested in the cost and how to tell if the benefits are worth the money.

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5 HVAC Preventative Maintenance Tips