No matter what the age of your HVAC is, it still needs preventative maintenance. Just as your doctor needs to see you for well checks each year to ensure you are healthy and prevent serious health conditions the same safeguard applies to your HVAC.
Routine inspection and trouble-shooting can stop minor issues from becoming expensive and inconvenient headaches. It will improve your chances that your air conditioner won’t conk out on a 100-degree day or your furnace won’t stop working on a freezing day when you most need heat.
What Factors Into the Type of Maintenance Plan You Need
Not sure how often to have preventative maintenance on your HVAC? Jennings Heating and Cooling will tell you, but it depends on many factors, such as:
- What brand of HVAC you have
- How frequently and heavily you use it
- How old your HVAC is
- What kind of condition your HVAC is in
- What part of the country you live in: In Ohio, HVACs get a hard workout in summer and winter months
- What HVAC system accessories you have (air quality products such as humidifiers, purifiers, etc.)
Spring HVAC Maintenance Tasks
Even if you’re comfortable doing some of these tasks yourself, you’ll still need a professional to make sure some of the more complicated ones are completed correctly.
A maintenance checklist should include things like:
- Replacing filters.
- Getting rid of any clogs in drain lines.
- Cleaning condensers and evaporator coils.
- Lubricating moving parts that need it.
- Dumping water from drain pans.
- Vacuuming and cleaning the burners.
- Looking for any mold issues.
- Checking the refrigerant charge.
- Looking for leaks of any kind, such as gas leaks in the furnace.
- Swapping out any belts or pulleys that are showing signs of wear.
- Making sure the thermostat works and calibrating it.
- Going over all connections, as well as the electrical system, to see if there are issues.
- Testing the fan motor.
- Checking for correct airflow levels.
- Doing an electronic carbon monoxide test.
Become a Member of the Jennings Rewards Club
Want to be sure to stay on top of regular maintenance so your HVAC system is always running at its best? One way to do that is by joining the Jennings Rewards Club. It will help you save money over time by cutting back on your operating costs and extending the life of your HVAC system. You’ll also get two scheduled inspections a year and safety checks that will give you peace of mind.
With the Jennings Reward Club, you have three options—silver, gold, or platinum levels. Contact Jennings Heating and Cooling today to see which plan is best for you.