According to the Indoor Air Quality Association, regular maintenance is absolutely essential to keep your heating and cooling system in peak condition. This can improve its performance and will allow you to enjoy the greatest comfort inside your Lewes, DE, home. Knowing what to expect from your HVAC maintenance appointment will allow you to prepare for regular visits from your local heating and cooling company.
Inspecting Your System
The first step in your preventive maintenance visit will typically be an inspection of all the components of your system. Your technician may point out issues that could develop into serious problems, including frayed wiring, blocked condensate drains and dirty air filters. By addressing these concerns quickly, you can often prevent breakdowns and expensive repairs in the future.
Replacing Your Filters
The U.S. Department of Energy lists replacement of air conditioning filters as the single most important HVAC maintenance task. Clogged filters can reduce the efficiency of your system and the amount of air that can reach your living spaces. In extreme cases, dirty air filters could cause your HVAC system to work harder or could break down, releasing debris into the moving parts of your system. Your heating and cooling technician will check on the condition of your filters and will recommend the right filters for your system and your needs.
Cleaning Your Air Conditioner Coils
The coils of your evaporator and your condenser can attract and collect dirt over time. Replacing your air filters regularly will help to prevent some of these issues. Your HVAC technician will perform routine cleaning that can eliminate the remaining dust and dirt, which can allow your system to perform more efficiently. If the fins on your evaporator or condenser coils are bent, your technician will use a fin comb to restore them to their original configuration and to promote the best airflow through your coils.
Lubricating Moving Parts
Throughout your maintenance appointment, your technician will apply necessary lubrication to ensure that all moving components of your HVAC system are in optimal working condition. By adding lubricants to these moving parts, your technician will reduce friction that could create slowdowns or breakdowns This process will typically extend the life of your heating and cooling system to allow you to enjoy many years of trouble-free performance.
Examining Electric Components
Your technician will also take a look at all the electrical wiring and components that work to keep your heating and cooling system operating properly. If any wires are worn or frayed, your HVAC service technician will recommend immediate replacement to ensure the safety of your family and the correct functionality for your system now and in the future.
Checking Refrigerant Levels
Your AC system depends on refrigerant to create the cool temperatures you and your family expect during the summer months in our area. During your maintenance visit, your technician will check for any leaks and will replace any lost coolant, which will ensure that your system works to keep you cool during the heat of summer and that it performs at peak efficiency for your home.
Providing You with a Detailed Report
At the end of your preventive maintenance appointment, your technician will provide you with a list of recommendations and, if applicable, an estimate of the cost of repairs or replacement for your current system. This will allow you to plan more effectively for the potential costs of these services. You will be able to determine which issues should be addressed right away and which can wait for some time in the future.
At Red Dog Associates, we offer comprehensive HVAC services for our customers. If you need the best in preventive maintenance for your heating and cooling system, call our team today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.