It might surprise you just how long it takes to have a technician perform HVAC unit maintenance, but you’ll be further surprised that you really are getting a lot for what your service agreement is costing you. The actual tasks can vary because the components are different from one manufacturer to another and differ between electric and other types of equipment. Regardless, they’ll go far beyond the regular maintenance tasks you do yourself, such as change the filter regularly and keep debris and foliage away from the outdoor unit.
A few of the common tasks involved include:
- Checking the thermostat and calibrating it if needed
- Checking and tightening electrical connections
- Lubricating moving parts
- Inspecting the condensate drain
- Checking and cleaning components, such as the blower wheel, evaporator, and condenser coils
- Checking refrigerant in the air conditioner
- Checking gas/oil connections and lines in the furnace
- Checking system controls
- Checking all safety devices
Even if it were to only take mere moments to conduct HVAC unit maintenance, it would be well worth it because you’ll enjoy lower energy bills and fewer repairs when your system is properly maintained. It will operate more efficiently, which reduces the chances of a catastrophic breakdown and ensures it lasts as long as possible. And, perhaps the most important aspect is that it will operate safely, as some problems can be quite dangerous, such as a carbon monoxide gas leak from a crack in the heat exchanger or a serious fire caused by a short circuit due to electrical problems.
If you want peace of mind that your HVAC system is operating efficiently and safely, call us at QRC to learn about our HVAC unit maintenance program. We have three maintenance options depending on how many visits per year you desire, as well as different levels of added benefits. Contact us today to learn more.