Seasonal HVAC maintenance

Your house’s HVAC system needs regular checkup and HVAC maintenance in order to function properly and to provide comfortable interior temperature all year long. It’s important to have a professional inspect your HVAC system and make all the necessary repairs before a problem appears. Repairs are always more expensive than maintenance work and also create discomfort. Here are the issues that a HVAC professional has to address by season:

During the spring is the right moment for a detailed, complete inspection of the AC system and or the small adjustments needed: checkup of the electrical components, of refrigerant levels, calibration of the thermostat, oiling the motor, cleaning the evaporator and condenser, checking, cleaning or replacing filters. Wait times and prices for someone to check your AC system are very high during summer, so it’s better to have it done during spring. These simple AC cleanup and tuneup services prevent most AC problems, and you won’t risk an AC failure during the hottest day of the year.

During the summer, if you already performed AC checkup and maintenance, all you need to do is keep an eye on how the system is working. ACs have the tendency to freeze up or to simply stop working during heat waves. You can prevent this from happening by simply turning off the air conditioner for a few hours from time to time. For example, after a few particularly hot days when the AC worked at full capacity, turn it off for one night. Change the filters again if needed and keep the central unit free of any visible debris or dirt.

Autumn is that time of the year when you start worrying about the furnace. Call a professional for a thorough inspection of the furnace, boiler and of the entire heating system. It’s important to: make sure that the furnace starts, clean the furnace rust, dust or debris (inside and outside), clean the burners, check for leakages, clear the vent lines, change the air filter, inspect the pipes, radiators, ducts and heating vents.

During the winter season, it is essential to keep your furnace function properly. Make sure that all the pipes are insulated and protected from freezing, check the vent lines and pilot light regularly and program the thermostat according to your daily schedule, to avoid furnace overuse.

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