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Don't Fall Down on Your HVAC Maintenance Duties

Don't Fall Down on Your HVAC Maintenance Duties

There's a slight crispness in the air that wasn't there only a few weeks ago, which is the first indication that it will soon be time to turn on your heating systems! It can be too easy to overlook HVAC or furnace maintenance over the warm summer months, but you don't want to wait until a true cold snap hits to crank up the warmth for your family. Turning on your furnace before you perform some simple preventative maintenance can have some pretty costly repercussions, so don't delay. 

Actions You Can Take

While not all HVAC checklists require you to call a professional, the reality is that many maintenance tasks require specialized skills or knowledge that are best provided by a professional. But here are a few simple solutions that you can do yourself:

  • Clean or change air filters in your central air conditioning, heat pump or furnace on a regular basis
  • Adjust supply registers within your home for optimal flow of warm and cool air
  • Buy a programmable thermostat, which can help conserve energy and reduce the costs of making your home a comfortable temperature
  • Add a humidifier to your home to keep the humidity levels up in the winter to avoid drying out furniture and flooring

HVAC repairs and replacements can be very costly, and often come at the absolute worst times, like in the coldest part of winter or right around the additional expenses associated with the holidays.

Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

With yet another harsh winter predicted for the area, preventative maintenance on your furnace is critical to ensure that your system will be fully functional and that it's optimized to keep your heating costs as reasonable as possible. Repairs and replacements can be very costly, and often come at the absolute worst times,  like in the coldest part of winter or right around the additional expenses associated with the holidays. A few dollars spent on preventing breakdowns today can translate into thousands of dollars of energy cost savings, not to mention the cost of replacing an HVAC system.

Typical Maintenance Checks

There are some basic components that are a part of many HVAC fall maintenance checklists, and they include:

  • Lubricate and inspect the fan motor and blades
  • Inspect wiring, connections, controls and accessories
  • Inspect compressor tubing and compressor
  • Review refrigerant level, adjusting as necessary
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and drain lines on indoor units
  • Measure system side pressures while unit is operating
  • Monitor system electronics for correct load 
  • Inspect overall unit(s) for leaks or faulty or failing parts, recommending replacements as necessary
  • Check system controls for safe operation, including turning unit off and on, cycling through changes
  • Calibrate thermostats 

Save money on heating costs! Contact Us

Whether you're ready for a fall maintenance checkup for your furnace, or know that you need to get a new system, check out our online specials to see how Kimbro Air can help support your family and get ready for the winter ahead. We offer service for all types of heating projects including heat pumps, forced-air furnaces, duct work and humidifiers.