Why you need Fall Maintenance on your Heating & Air Conditioning Unit
It’s no surprise that Florida only receives a few months of cold weather, but for those cold months it is vital that you maintain your heating unit all year long. The maintenance of your heating unit will prevent it from breakdowns, help lower utility costs and extend the life span of the system. Your heating unit requires maintenance checks in order to perform at its best.
Professional HVAC technician’s can inspect and complete the necessary actions required to keep your home warm and cozy all winter round. Things that a trained technician may do is make sure heating pump is properly lubricated as well insure all moving parts are working. This in turn will cut the cost of the electricity bill. Maintenance checks can help repair the wears and tears to make sure it runs as efficiently as possible, which can help you avoid a pricey electricity bill. A fall maintenance check normally consists of inspecting the ductwork, burners, heat exchanger, filters, belts, pulleys and safety devices. A professional conducting a maintenance check will check temperatures and pressures, carbon monoxide levels, connections and contractors. They will also make sure to lubricate motors and tighten any electrical connections.
Home Maintenance Tips For Your Air Conditioner system that you can do yourself year round include; changing the filter every two or three months, as well as vacuuming and removing dust to avoid dirt and dust from entering the system and air ducts. Clearing out gutters and removing any leaves and debris is also important. In the rare case of a freeze, make sue that their is no runoff water that can pool up and freeze. This can simply be avoided by clearing gutter and maintaining a clear route for the rainwater to drain properly.
Heating pumps are investments that everyone wants to make sure last as long as possible. Maintenance checks will also help extend the life of your heating unit. You can call a professional for twice a year cleanings. These maintenance checks can add life to your heating pumps that will save you money for many years to come. You can also look into a service plan, which insure everything is working properly, again this will save you money in the long run.
Heating unit breakdowns can occur at anytime. Usually at the most inconvenient time! Normally it is because the unit is under stress that it wasn’t prepared to handle, and hasn’t been properly maintained. Maintenance checks help prepare the unit to work all winter long and to prevent breakdowns. Bigger issues that lead to breakdowns can be avoided when continually having your unit checked. Another important note; nearly all factory warranties on any heating and air conditioning unit are null and void if you do not have routine maintenance done.
All Star Heating and Air Conditioning recommends that you don’t avoid your fall maintenance check. Maintenance of your unit is always more cost effective than replacing it. All Star has an unbeatable track record especially when it comes to preventative maintenance. Their is no job to big or small of All Star.