What is a Preventative Maintenance Check for your HVAC unit?
A Preventative Maintenance Check is a scheduled, inspection and maintenance of your HVAC system in preparation of the upcoming season. These checks are usually performed semi-annually to maintain peak efficiency, prevent utility overpayment and avert system failures through preventative maintenance that can help extend the life of your HVAC system.
Why do you need a preventative maintenance check for your HVAC unit?
Most people don’t think about preventative maintenance when it comes to their heating and air unit. Ordinarily the only time the unit gets attention is when it’s not working. Following are a few reasons why you should do a regular service of your unit:
- Minimize the risk of equipment failure and maximize the life of your unit.
- Performing the check semi-annually allows your unit to work at maximum efficiency
- Optimize energy saving as a result of your unit working at its utmost efficiency.
Many people do not realize that your heating and air conditioning system is one of the biggest uses of energy in your home. Neglected maintenance will result in higher utility bills, and it will decrease the life of your unit. The old cliché’ “out of sight, out of mind” is true. Your HVAC unit is one of those things you don’t think about, until it fails. Decreased efficiency, utility overpayment, discomfort, loss of productivity, eventual premature replacement, and higher repair coast are a result of the neglect.
What should you expect your Upstate Service Solutions technician to do during your spring preventative maintenance check?
- Check system functions
- Inspect electrical components and connection and repair/replace or tighten as required
- Ensure proper airflow and change dirty air filters
- Clean and lubricate motors as required
- Examine belts, adjust and align as required
- Clean condensate pans, traps and lines to prevent obstructions
- Inspect inside and outside coils for efficient operation
- Inspect safety devices for proper operation
- Test and inspect contactors and capacitors for proper operation
- Check refrigerant levels and if low, find the leak (According to many equipment manufacturers, a 10% refrigerant loss will result in a 20% decrease in system efficiency!)
What’s your bottom line?
- Savings: Preventative maintenance checks more than pay for themselves through higher efficiency and less utility overpayment.
- 10% savings on repair services post maintenance check (with a signed maintenance agreement)
- Peace of Mind: Preventative Maintenance will mean fewer system failures and a longer life for your HVAC equipment.