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What Do HVAC Techs Check during a Springtime Maintenance Visit?

Learn how maintenance agreements pave the way for the right springtime maintenance for your HVAC.

HVAC Maintenance Visit

A springtime check-up as part of your HVAC maintenance agreement will ensure your heat pump or air conditioning will work properly at its highest level of efficiency, and thus, at the lowest cost throughout the cooling season.

Maintenance will allow a professional HVAC technician the chance to inspect your cooling system and make minor repairs and adjustments that can prevent larger, costlier problems later. Regular maintenance will also extend the functional life of your home cooling system, ensuring you get many years of reliable service from your investment.

Do It Yourself Maintenance Tasks

There are several maintenance tasks you can perform on your HVAC system yourself. By taking care of the relatively simple chores, you can free up more of your HVAC technician’s time for concentrating on technical matters that affect overall system performance, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Here are a few tasks you can handle:

  • Evaluate overall HVAC functioning: Give some serious thought to how well your cooling system worked last season. Did it require frequent repair? Did it malfunction often? Did it fail to provide the level of cooling you wanted? If you had significant problems with your HVAC last year, consider replacing it with a newer, high efficiency model this year, or at least ask your HVAC tech how to ensure your current system operates at its best this cooling season.
  • Change the air filter regularly: Air filters remove contaminants such as dust, mold, pollen, and dander from your indoor air. When the filter gets dirty, system airflow will be impaired, which can cause malfunctions and seriously damage the equipment as well as greatly impact the climate control in the home. Check the air filter monthly and change it when it is dirty.
  • Clean outdoor coils and cabinet: Clean the outdoor coils and the cabinet containing the outdoor components of your HVAC system. Coils must be kept clean to ensure proper system function. Make sure vents on the cabinet are free of mud, grass, leaves, sticks, or other items that could block airflow.
  • Clean indoor registers and vents: Make sure the indoor registers and vents are clean and not blocked by furniture, clothing, boxes, or other objects.

Setting up a maintenance agreement with your local HVAC company will keep you on track with those regular check-ups and ensure they are done in a timely manner. To learn more about your options for a professional maintenance agreement, contact our friendly team of experts at Morelli Heating and Air Conditioning.

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