Routine Maintenance of Your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Of all of the systems that get a regular workout in your home, your heating and cooling system may be the most vital to you. Having a system like this that is functioning correctly is going to allow you to have a perfectly controlled environment in your home that keeps everyone comfortable, happy and safe. In order to make sure that your systems are always running at their best, you need to make sure that you get some basic maintenance performed each year. Having routine maintenance of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems performed by experienced professionals each year will help to keep it running right. Here are some of the basics an expert can check for you each time:
The thermostat in your home is what controls and regulates the temperature that you need at any given time. Turning the temperature up and down is going to provide you with the heating and cooling you need all year long. A professional will check to make sure that thermostat is not only engaging the system when it should but that it is registering the proper temperature all of the time so that the system can function the right way.
One factor that often gets overlooked by many people are the filters that the ventilation system is using all of the time. The filters help to keep everything free of debris, contaminants and dust that can potentially cause air quality problems for you and your family. Filters that are not cleaned or replaced regularly not only allow these pollutants into your home but can clog your system, making it work much harder that it needs to or function at less than its best. When this happens, the system works more, uses more energy, and costs you more money and makes parts wear faster. Getting the filters cleaned and replaced is vital to keeping the system running right.
You should have routine maintenance of your system performed in the spring and fall so that you can be sure each unit is primed for the weather conditions where it can be working the hardest. This will give a professional technician the chance to look over your heating and cooling system, make any repairs or perform any maintenance that may be needed and keep your systems running flawlessly for you throughout the year.