Regular preventive maintenance is one of the best investments you can make if you want to extend the life of your home’s HVAC equipment and enjoy the lowered utility bills that come with efficient system operation. When it comes to annual service, you’ve probably heard that it’s best to have maintenance done in spring or fall, but what’s actually better is to have your HVAC system tuned up in both spring and fall.
Why twice a year instead of regular once-a-year annual service? It’s simple: your furnace and your air conditioner have different service needs, and having annual service done on your furnace in the fall, before heating season, and on your air conditioner in spring, before cooling season, is the best way to ensure all components are operating optimally. This can help prevent inconvenient and costly breakdowns in the dead of winter or during the dog days of summer when you need your HVAC system the most.
A complete preventive maintenance program checks all your heating-specific and cooling-specific components and equipment from top to bottom. Here are some of the services you will get as part of your scheduled maintenance program:
- Checks on all moving and working parts, including valves, start and run capacitors, filters, drains and coils
- Thermostat tests to ensure proper temperature settings
- Checks on refrigerant levels, fan blades and operating pressures
- Tightening of all electrical connections in the system
- Measurements of voltage and temperature differences
- Cleaning of combustion chambers, heat exchangers, burners, coils, condensate drains, filters and blower wheels
- Inspection of vents and registers (duct cleaning may have to be arranged separately)
At Stack Heating, we’re pleased to offer a complete preventive maintenance and annual service program that can help you save money and enjoy excellent year-round performance from your HVAC system. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer or to schedule service for your home.
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