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Repairs by the Season

Building Tip: HVAC Inspection and Repairs by the Season

It’s important to maintain your HAVC (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) system by remembering to do preventative repairs throughout the year. If your system keeps your home the right temperature year round, it’s important to continually inspect your system to make sure it works properly each season.

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to your unit, including: The age of the system, whether it currently works to capacity, the last time you changed your air filter and much more. Of course, if your system is not keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, it might be time to call in a professional.

To maintain your unit so it works at capacity, here are some tips for inspecting your system throughout the year.

Maintenance for the four seasonsSpring:

When the first days of spring are here, it’s time to check that your air conditioning system is ready for the season. This involves an AC tune up. For this task, it’s best to have a professional do a complete check-up to see if you have any issues. They will ensure that your AC is in good working order before the hottest days of the summer arrive.

Summer:

For this season, it’s important that you change the filter monthly, especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies. Check that the air flow is correct, tighten any electrical connections, and monitor refrigerant pressure. Don’t forget to clean your condensation drain, too.

Keeping your home cool in the SummerFall:

When Fall begins, it’s time for another tune up, but this time for heating your home. Check your thermostat calibration, clean the furnace burner assembly, check for proper air flow and change the filter (again). Both Spring and Fall are high allergy times and you want to remove allergens that tend to make your family uncomfortable. Also, be sure to measure the temperature difference between supply air and return air.

Winter:

Now that winter is here, again, ensure that you’ve changed all filters, tightened all electrical components and lubricated all moving parts. Double check your equipment condition and clear any debris to avoid furnace fires. A lot of HVAC units are in closets that also end up as storage areas. So ensure that there is plenty of clearance to avoid any fire hazards.

Every season pay attention to whether or not your system makes any noises that it shouldn’t, emits any unusual smells, or has any other issues that might affect your unit’s performance. It’s important to have regular maintenance before problems begin to keep your system running right and keeping your family in a comfortable climate. Of course, all of this saves you money, too. And we like that, don’t we?