Just as you bring a car into the shop for a tune-up and oil change from time to time, you should give your air conditioning and heating system the same level of attention. A home or commercial comfort system is a vital part of any building, and replacing this unit would be quite costly. Regular maintenance can help to keep the system around for a little longer, make your system perform better, restore efficiency, and reduce the chances of repair.
The Steps of Maintenance
How can a maintenance visit do so much for your heating and AC equipment? A few important adjustments, a thorough cleaning, and a comprehensive inspection all help to bring your equipment up to its most efficient state.
- Cleaning – Condenser and evaporator coils, fan blades, gas burner tubes, blower wheels, and condensate drains should be completely cleaned and clear of debris if you expect the system to perform at its best.
- Adjustment – Tightening electrical wiring, adding oil, tightening belts, and adjusting controls are just a few examples of some adjustments your system may need.
- Inspection – If you need any larger repairs, the technician will let you know after checking for problems like low refrigerant or a faulty reversing valve.
The Benefits of a Maintenance Program
Most experts recommend that each of your comfort systems gets one inspection and tune-up per year (so one maintenance visit for your heater and one for your air conditioner). HVAC maintenance programs are an agreement between you and your contractor that you will receive two visits per year. Your contractor should call to remind you, so there’s no fear of accidentally skipping a maintenance visit. And generally, you get additional benefits as well, such as discounts on parts and labor for any repairs that may be necessary.
Join the HVAC maintenance program at Atlantic Refrigeration and receive two visits per year, discounts on services, improved efficiency, fewer repairs, and peace of mind. Call us for AC and heating service in Dover, DE today!