When the temperature dips in the winter, you turn the thermostat on your air conditioner to keep you warm and comfortable. This is the time of the year to call your licensed air conditioning repair technician to give your system a tune up. You want to make sure that your system is running trouble-free. Having a licensed professional inspect and clean your home HVAC system is the best way to keep your system running at peak efficiency.
Maintaining your heating and cooling system actually involves more than most homeowners realize. Your licensed technician uses their own organized checklist that allows them to systematically review the individual systems and subsystems to make sure they are in proper working order. A licensed technician will inspect and service the safety controls, exhaust, pipes and heat exchanger just to name a few of the things on the checklist.
Here are the top three reasons why your heating and cooling system requires a tune up at a minimum twice a year:
Save Energy and Money
Energy consumption can often be dramatically reduced, saving you money all year long. A professional that inspects your system will properly tune up your system and advise you on deficiencies that require repair or upgrades. If you have a very old system, it may be time to replace it with a new, more efficient system. If your central heating system is over ten years old, you may want to consider replacing it.
Regular maintenance using a a comprehensive 21 point checklist will restore your HVAC system to a maximum peak and efficient performance level. In addition, it will be less likely to break down during the coldest time of the year! Not doing any type of maintenance on your system will likely lead to the inconvenience of very costly emergency repairs.
Protect Your Home and Health
Thousands of house fires occur every year due to damaged or improperly functioning furnaces and water heating systems. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is generated from oil or gas-burning heating systems. Carbon monoxide poisoning from poorly vented or broken heating sources can be dangerous and can even cause death. Homes are often sealed up tight during the cold weather, making CO buildup even more likely. Place a carbon monoxide detector near your ventilation system to make sure carbon monoxide levels do not become dangerous.
Depending on your type of HVAC system, there are specific items that technicians examine when servicing your furnace or water heater. In addition to a visual inspection, a technician will check for leaks in the pipes, proper ventilation, and the system’s air filter.
The best time to schedule an inspection is in the fall. Various government agencies recommend an annual inspection by a licensed professional. Romark AC & Plumbing recommends one during the fall and another inspection during the start of the summer. You would not want to be stuck with a broken heating system in the middle of winter!
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