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Annual Service is the Key to Reliable Heating and Cooling for Your Home

Updated on November 18, 2013

One system in your home that greatly effects your comfort, is the heating and air conditioning system. Unless it breaks down at a very inopportune time, it generally goes unnoticed. There are many parts of this system that can cause you an unwanted issue. This is why it is so vital that you regularly schedule annual service appointments annually with a qualified professional.

Even without an unexpected break down, keeping your air conditioning system well maintained in very important, as it will save you a considerably on your energy costs. Clogged filters, dirty flues and duct work that leaks can all cause your system to run less efficiently and make your energy bill higher. A trained professional can handle these tasks fairly easily, keeping your system running efficiently and saving you money. Below is a general guide to what annual service a professional will do to maintain your homes heating and air conditioning equipment.

  • Check the thermostat to make sure that you are setting your system for maximum efficiency and comfort. It is also a good idea to install a programmable thermostat if you are not already using one.

  • Inspect system controls to make sure the furnace and air conditioner start, run and shuts off when they are supposed to.

  • Tighten electrical connections to be sure that it is operating safely.

  • Clean blower components to ensure that the fan is getting the correct air flow

  • Check the drain on the air conditioner and be sure that there are no blockages. This will prevent water damage.

  • Clean both the evaporator coil and condenser coils to make your system operate efficiency and extend its lifetime

  • Inspect heat exchanger and burner combustion to be sure that there are no health hazards.

  • Check the refrigerant level in your air conditioner and make any adjustments that may be necessary. If your system doesn't have the right amount of freon it will run less efficiently.

  • Lubricate moving parts to maximize efficiency and extending the life of your system.




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