The importance of heating/cooling system maintenance

After owning my own home and handling all the regular tasks, repairs and responsibilities over nearly thirty years, I’ve learned the importance of maintenance.

I’ve figured out that thoroughly cleaning, greasing and oiling the lawn mower before putting it away for the winter helps to prevent repairs and frustration in the spring.

Draining the hot water tank every year lengthens the unit’s lifespan. Cleaning the lint trap on the dryer and scheduling professional vent cleaning combats fire hazards and keeps the appliance operating at its best. I know how important it is to have my car serviced, my gutters cleaned and plumbing system inspected. Every fall, I make sure to schedule professional upkeep for my furnace. In the spring, I call to set up an appointment for air conditioner service. A record of annual maintenance is necessary to fulfill the requirements of the heating and cooling systems manufacturer’s warranties. A licensed and certified HVAC contractor takes the equipment apartment to carefully inspect the inner workings. He looks for any worn or broken parts and replaces them if necessary. He cleans the equipment, removing the buildup of dust, pollen, lint and other debris and applies a chemical disinfectant to kill and protect against the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew and algae. By tightening electrical wires, lubricating moving parts, verifying the integrity of the heat exchanger and testing the refrigerant charge, he optimizes the performance of the furnace and air conditioner. I can be sure both systems are prepared to handle the upcoming workload. My family will benefit from a more comfortable and hygienic living environment. I’ll appreciate lower monthly utility bills and fewer repairs expenses. The heating and cooling system should operate more efficiently and reliably. I can expect them to last longer as well.