Seasonal HVAC Tune-Ups Are Critical for HVAC Equipment
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment are made to last for years. However, just like your car, HVAC systems need regular tune-ups to perform efficiently. Well-maintained equipment saves energy and delivers the indoor comfort Lafayette, LA residents need for relief from the hot, humid climate. Lack of maintenance is a common reason for calls for repairs.
Seasonal Maintenance Explained
Heating and air conditioning manufacturers recommend tuning up the air conditioner before first use in the summer and the furnace before first use in the fall. During a maintenance session, a qualified service technician examines, calibrates, and cleans each component of the system, including:
- Refrigerant levels
- Condensate system
- Indoor and outdoor coils
- Electrical contacts and voltage
- Fans and blowers
- Airflow and pressure
In addition, technicians lubricate all moving parts and ensure the system cycles on and off properly.
Benefits of Seasonal HVAC Tune-Ups
Seasonal HVAC tune-ups save energy, keep the indoor climate of your home or office comfortable and extend the service life of the system. In addition, most manufacturers require proof of maintenance by a licensed technician to keep warranties valid.
Poorly maintained equipment uses more energy to operate. According to the Department of Energy, keeping filters clean can reduce energy usage by as much as 15%. Dirty coils affect heat exchange, which lowers system efficiency.
Regular maintenance by a qualified service technician ensures that all components work efficiently. If one component does not operate properly, others may be affected. For example, a damaged capacitor can affect the motors and the compressor. It is easier and cheaper to replace a capacitor than a compressor.
Call Today to Schedule Your Next Maintenance Visit
Maintenance reduces the likelihood of system breakdowns or the need for major repairs. Correcting small problems found during a maintenance session can keep them from becoming big, expensive problems.
Air Source One Cooling & Heating, Inc. of Lafayette, LA, offers seasonal HVAC tune-ups for all brands of HVAC equipment. If your residential or light commercial HVAC system is using more energy to operate, turns on frequently, or cannot maintain comfortable indoor temperatures, it may be time for a tune-up. Contact our experts to schedule a preventive maintenance session.