Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?


Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?

Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?

If you're new to owning a home or simply are taking over the task of caring for your HVAC system, then you need to know the difference between preventative maintenance and seasonal tune-ups. As a general rule of thumb, preventative maintenance are the things that you should be doing as a homeowner to protect your HVAC system. Seasonal tune-ups should be performed by licensed HVAC professionals.

Let's Talk Preventative Maintenance

As a homeowner, there are various things that you can do to protect and extend the life of your existing HVAC system. All of these tasks fall under the general term of preventative maintenance. For the most part, most of these tasks should be performed 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-Ups

You should be calling in your HVAC professional twice a year. This is in the early spring to check over your air conditioning components and in the early fall to check over your heating components. When your HVAC professional swings by for a tune-up, you can expect them to complete the following tasks:
  • 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

The Benefits Of Performing Preventative Maintenance And Seasonal Tune-Ups

Now, you should have a pretty good idea of what preventative maintenance is and what seasonal tune-ups are for your HVAC system. Understanding what these are is just half of the battle. You need to understand why they're so important to have done in order to make them part of your regular home care routine. When you perform preventative maintenance on your system, you're helping it to become more efficient by removing dirt and debris. Tasks like changing out air filters allow for more airflow throughout the entire ventilation system. This means you get warm or cool air delivered quicker than before. The purpose of a seasonal tune-up is to have an expert assess your entire system and notate any problems that may occur in the near future. They'll also clean out areas that you're unable to get to or are unsure of how to clean.

Call Us Today

If it's time to schedule your seasonal tune-up, go ahead and give the team at Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric a call today. Our HVAC professionals are available to provide tune-ups, repairs, installation, and answer all of your questions regarding preventative maintenance for your system.

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