Your HVAC Service Checks: Get Them Regularly, Or Pay Later
Preventive maintenance is a crucial part of your HVAC system’s upkeep. Regular service checks are a must if you want to avoid costly repairs, extend the life of your equipment and get the most out of the investment you’ve made in your furnace and air conditioner.
If your central HVAC system is responsible for both home heating and cooling, you should schedule semi-annual service checks in the spring and fall, before the start of the cooling and heating seasons respectively. Cooling-only systems should be checked annually in the spring, and heating-only systems should be checked annually in the autumn.
Here’s what you can expect from a professional technician during service checks:
- A thorough inspection of all mechanical and working parts of both your furnace and your air conditioner, including the indoor and outdoor units
- Checks of lubricants and fluid levels, which will be adjusted as needed
- Inspection of the thermostat to ensure precision control and proper operation
- A check for leaks and an inspection of all controls and electrical connections
- Cleaning or replacement of the furnace filters and air filters
The technician will also start up both your furnace and your air conditioner to check for unusual noises and to ensure that there are no unusual odors or emissions. During this procedure, the technician will also be checking internal temperatures, pressure levels, air distribution and vents to be sure everything is working as it should be.
Of course, you’ll get the most from your investment in service checks if you choose a contractor with a proven track record for reliability. We at Air-Tro, Inc. are proud to have been awarded the 2011 Contractor of the Year award by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America.
Based in Pasadena, California, we’ll happily provide you with expert service checks at prices you can afford, which will help extend the life of your HVAC equipment and prevent expensive repairs or even system replacement. To schedule a consultation or arrange service, all you have to do is contact us.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about service checks and other HVAC topics, visit our website.
Air-Tro Inc. services the greater Los Angeles area as well as the metro areas of Riverside and San Bernardino County.