What is Considered to be Regular System Maintenance?

It’s a good idea to hire a professional HVAC company to inspect and do regular maintenance on your HVAC system every fall and spring. If you have a system that is under warranty, most manufacturers require proof of regular preventative maintenance in order to maintain the warranty coverage – so it’s important to get this done.

A professional HVAC company will do things like inspect and clean the wiring of the unit and much more. Keep your HVAC equipment in good repair so you can save money, time, and your own sanity! By hiring a professional, you can prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your HVAC system if you follow these regular system maintenance tasks:

  • Tighten and clean the electrical wiring. Loose connections can be very dangerous and can cause improper operation that shortens the unit’s life expectancy – so it’s important to have a professional HVAC technician inspect them to make sure they’re tightened. They’ll check to make sure all the wiring is clean and free of any dirt or debris to ensure that it can function properly.
  • Remove any debris surrounding the unit. Your HVAC technician will inspect your outdoor unit, removing any debris such as pollen, twigs, and leaves during the spring, summer and fall months. Too much debris surrounding the unit could prevent the system from operating properly, so it’s important to keep it clean for maximum efficiency. Your technician will also confirm that the outdoor unit starts, runs, and shuts off correctly.
  • Check the thermostat. A professional can check your thermostat to make sure it’s calibrated correctly to ensure comfort in every season. Your settings should keep your home comfortable when you are around to enjoy it and change to conserve power when you are not home. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, it is recommended that you install one.
  • Inspect the condensate drain. Air conditioners and furnaces produce condensate when they are being used. Usually, the condensate collects in a pan and is drained away from the house. But, sometimes the drain pipe can get clogged, which creates a blockage and no pathway for the condensate to travel. This can overflow the drain pan causing water damage to the equipment or your home. A professional HVAC technician will check the condensate drain to make sure it’s draining properly and will clean it out if necessary.

At Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions, we are proud to serve the local residents of West Virginia as the trusted experts in all things HVAC. We can perform regular system maintenance all year round to make sure your HVAC system is always performing efficiently, and you can join our Comfort Club for the most affordable repair options. Our Comfort Club membership offers numerous benefits including member-only discounts, front-of-the-line pass, a safer home, and a great value. We encourage you to give us a call at 304-776-8094 to learn more!

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