Why is HVAC preventative maintenance important?

hvacIt’s the start of that time again—the most wonderful time of the year. And no, we aren’t talking about the holidays, though they do have something to do with it. By the end of the first week of October it is evident across the first coast that the seasons are changing. Sure, fall officially began in late September, but October has it all—crisp air, sunny days, and a slight gust of wind that begs you to turn off the AC and open up the windows.

Whether you are a fan of the cold weather or not, chances are you’ll find an appreciation for the cut cost to your electric bill as you finally get a chance to give your HVAC system a well-deserved rest.

Taking Care of your HVAC system

If you are anything like the majority of Floridians, chances are your HVAC system has been pushing power non-stop for at least the last six months. Throughout the spring and summer months your HVAC system has run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By the time October comes around your HVAC system deserves a break. However, just shutting the system down could lead to more problems—not to mention a hefty repair fine and a few hot days when you need to turn the system back on.

Preventative maintenance is crucial for HVAC system care. This is something that you can easily incorporate into your annual schedule. Doing so will ensure that your HVAC system operates at efficiency year round.

Here are a few preventative maintenance tips to look for from an HVAC professional:

Make sure they:

  • Inspect the unit for refrigerant levels and make any needed adjustments
  • Remove any dirt or debris surrounding the outside unit
  • Inspect the coil and cabinet and ensure it is clean
  • Ensure the fan motor and fan body are working optimally
  • Inspect the control box, including all wiring, connections and accessories

While the above maintenance are necessary it is not advised that the homeowner attempt these tasks on their own. Hire a licensed professional who has the knowledge and experience to do the job right. Contact All Weather Contractors for more HVAC preventative maintenance tips and service options.