Are you hosting Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving this year? Regardless, it’s important your HVAC system plays its part in creating a cozy atmosphere for your friends and family. Let’s review the best practices for a reliable and efficient heating and air system.
HVAC System Steps to Take Now
When’s the last time your furnace or heat pump had a tune up? If you’re not sure, go ahead and book now! Providing routine maintenance is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC systems.
Something you can do before your service appointment is to check your air filter. Your filter should be easy to access. If you’re unsure of how to do it or what to look for, be sure to review it with your technician.
A dirty or clogged air filter prevents your HVAC system from operating well. Imagine you have a stuffy nose. Is it easy to take deep breaths? When you have congestion, it’s hard to. It’s also hard to get good oxygen saturation in your body.
Your HVAC system operates in a similar fashion. It depends on good airflow. When your HVAC system is “congested,” it words harder to provide warm or cool air. This strain can negatively impact your equipment, leading to a repair or worse, a breakdown, if it continues.
Get in the habit of checking your air filter every month, perhaps when your gas or electric bill arrives. Change it as needed, usually every two to three months. If you smoke, have pets, or live in a high-pollen area, you should change it closer to monthly for the best airflow and air quality.
Benefits of an HVAC System Service
Regular maintenance provides more reliability and lowers your energy bills. How?
When a NATE-certified technician from a quality provider like Estes Services visits, he or she begins with a comprehensive inspection of your equipment. Your technician looks for signs of strain, such as excess wear and tear.
This inspection is a specific benefit of regular service. When the trained HVAC technician inspects your heating and cooling system, he or she identifies any malfunctions, however minor. It’s these minor issues which can potentially become big, expensive problems, so it’s best to catch them when they’re small.
This type of inspection saves you costly repairs and unexpected breakdowns in the long run. Plus, it extends the overall life expectancy of your HVAC system.
During a service visit, the technician tests all components and verifies accurate communication between your thermostat and your equipment. He or she cleans and lubricates all relevant parts. When your HVAC system is properly serviced, it operates as it was designed.
When it performs at peak efficiency, it provides as much energy savings as possible. Regular maintenance also preserves most manufacturer warranties. Finally, your technician reports any findings to you and provides recommendations, such as an urgent repair or change in usage.
Schedule Service with HVAC Leader Estes Services
Take steps now to set the stage for a comfortable and happy holiday. Book service now, so you can focus on your friends and family. We will be happy to handle the HVAC system, while you handle the turkey and the trimmings!
If you suspect an upgrade may be on the menu, we can help there, too! We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer and represent quality products. We can provide a free estimate on a new heat pump or furnace.
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Contact us today to schedule preventative maintenance for your HVAC system. Make service really easy with a maintenance agreement. These offer many benefits, including priority service and discounts on repairs.