With the onset of beautiful spring weather, it’s easy to put your HVAC system out of mind for a while. You look forward to the lower bills as you give your system a break. However, it’s important to add your equipment to your spring cleaning checklist so that you won’t face surprise malfunctions as summer approaches in Ridgeland, MS.
Benefits of HVAC System Spring Maintenance
Whether you have an air conditioner or heat pump, your system gets a good workout during the summer. Wear on moving parts is constant, and over time, your equipment can fail without replacement of worn or broken components. A pre-season maintenance plan can provide you with some of the following benefits:
- Identification of problems before a system failure occurs
- Optimization of system efficiency
- Better control of household energy costs
- Improved indoor air quality through cleaning of system components
- Information about industry innovations in air quality and energy efficiency
Work Performed During System Maintenance
When our technician arrives, an overall inspection of your system is completed. Indoor and outdoor units are checked internally and externally for worn or broken parts. These are identified, and repair recommendations are made. We inspect refrigerant levels, adjusting if an undercharge is noted. Low levels of refrigerant can indicate a leak, and we work to identify the source of the leak so that repairs can be made.
We inspect drain lines, blowers and belts, condensate pans, coils and ducts. We will clean condensate pans and coils, and we will recommend duct cleaning or sealing if a need is observed. We test pressures and check thermostat operation as well. We complete our HVAC system maintenance by providing you with a summary of our findings along with any recommended repair issues and services. We can also discuss your general questions and concerns at this point. These may include interest in:
- Managing energy costs or identifying the source of high bills
- Air quality problems and solutions
- Trouble spots that are tough to heat or cool adequately
- Life expectancy of your HVAC equipment
Frequency of Maintenance Service
Dent Air Conditioning recommends semi-annual service for your system. Spring service addresses cooling equipment and issues while fall service allows us to optimize your heating equipment. If you have a heat pump, both fall and spring services are suggested. Although some customers choose to have less frequent service, we find that a planned service schedule saves many frustrations, alleviating up to 95 percent of repair issues.
Advancements in the HVAC Industry
There are many improvements in modern equipment designs, and efficiency levels are at an all-time high. Scheduled maintenance can extend the life of your equipment, but we can also help you plan for the eventual replacement of your system components. Early replacement of very old equipment makes a lot of sense because of the significant savings possible in your operating costs. There are also some excellent consumer incentives like the 25C federal tax credit to think about. Give us a call to schedule your maintenance appointment.