At the end of 2022 131.2 million households in the United States had air conditioners. With heating and air units claiming more than half of the total household energy consumption, they have become something that we expect to operate well on a daily basis. The HVAC industry suggests that homeowners have their systems checked out by a heating and air conditioner technician twice a year- usually spring and fall. This is called preventative maintenance. There are some advantages of having techs to perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC system.
Lower Energy Bills
With the costs rising from eggs to beef, you don’t want to pay more money if you don’t have to. A system that is operating well will use less energy. When a system has a problem- even a small one, it will begin using more energy to either heat or cool your house. When your system uses more energy, you will then see an increase in either your gas or electric bill. By having an HVAC technician come to your house, the technician may be able to identify a problem with your system and take care of it before you get a surprising energy bill or an unexpected break down.
By having an HVAC tech come out twice a year and service your unit when there aren’t any noticeable issues, you might have fewer emergency calls about your system. The techs will be able to check your system and find anything that might keep your system from performing the way it should. Having your unit serviced twice a year can also increase the longevity of your unit.
HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist
When one of our fine HVAC technicians come out to your house, he will check many parts of your HVAC system. Your HVAC tech will:
- Check the thermostat calibration and settings
- Tighten the electrical connections as needed
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Inspect the condensate drain and clean as needed
- Check the system controls
- Clean and adjust the blower components
- Clean the evaporator and condenser coils
- Check the refrigerant charge
- Check fuel line connections
- Inspect gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger
- (There may be additional items checked depending on the type of system that you have.)
For more information about what Danny Larcom Heating & Air provides in preventative maintenance, please visit us.
Your HVAC system is an integral part of your home and can determine the level of your comfort there. Get peace of mind by scheduling a preventative maintenance visit by Danny Larcom Heating & Air this spring and fall. Let us take one less worry away from you and your family by making sure that your system is ready to handle what weather comes our way. You can schedule it here just by choosing Preventative Maintenance in the help box.