Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?
You need to know the difference between preventative maintenance and seasonal tune-ups. You can do preventative maintenance to protect your HVAC system. Only licensed HVAC professionals should do seasonal tune-ups.
Let's Talk Preventative MaintenanceAs a homeowner, there are many things that you can do to protect and extend the life of your HVAC system. All these tasks fall under preventative maintenance. For the most part, you should perform most of these tasks every few months. A few examples of preventative maintenance tasks include:
- Checking For Leaks And Noises
- Inspecting the Compressor Unit, Thermostat, and Safety Controls
- Cleaning The Exposed Parts Of Your HVAC System
- Replacing Worn Out Air Filters
A Closer Look At Seasonal Tune-UpsYou should call in your HVAC professional twice a year. You should call in the early spring to check over your air conditioning parts. You should also call in the early fall to check over your heating parts. When your HVAC professional does a tune-up, they will do the following things:
- Inspect Contacts, Wiring, Relays, Capacitors
- Check Over Outdoor Compressor
- Clean Out Condensate Drain
- Clean Off Evaporator Coil
- Lubricate Fan Motors and Blades
- Test Compressor Amps During Startup