It’s that wonderful time of year again when HVAC maintenance is one of the things on your home maintenance to-do list. Or at least, it’s the time to call a professional to perform the maintenance for you. If you’ve ever wondered what exactly the maintenance personnel are tinkering with as they work on your HVAC unit, Bounds Heating & Air can answer that question for you.
In this post, our experts go over an HVAC maintenance checklist in order to help you understand the maintenance process a little better.
Filters are essential in preventing debris from getting into your HVAC system. They work to protect the system from premature damage, which in turn helps you avoid frequent HVAC repair. If you want to prolong the life of your unit, it’s critical for your filters be cleaned regularly and replaced as needed.
Condenser coils remove excess heat from your system. It’s important that they’re cleaned as well, otherwise the heat could end up trapped in your system, potentially causing damage to your HVAC unit.
These pans are used to catch excess water released by your system. During maintenance, the technician will drain them to prevent overflow that could reach other vital parts of the unit. An overflowing pan can damage your unit, encourage the growth of mold and mildew, and create puddles that are a slipping hazard.
Inspect the Unit Thoroughly
Dust is unavoidable, and one way or another your system will at some point attract dust and sometimes even mold, which can be hazardous to the homeowner’s health. That’s why it’s important that the maintenance personnel inspect the unit thoroughly and wipe away any dust.
Replace Broken Parts
A broken HVAC unit is cause for immediate repairs. If your heating unit has broken parts such as pulleys or belts, call your air conditioning repair company and have them fix it ASAP. Otherwise, more parts could end up breaking, costing you even more. A broken HVAC may also make strange noises, emit foul odors or even short-circuit, which is a safety hazard.
Check for Leaks
Leaks are usually a telltale sign that part of the unit is damaged, so if you notice any leaking, it’s best that you call a technician to find the source and fix the leak immediately.
Your thermostat helps maintain an ideal indoor temperature in your home by controlling the heating system, and is one of the parts that must be checked during maintenance. If not repaired quickly, a broken thermostat control could wreak havoc on your home’s temperature levels and cause your electricity bill to rise.
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