Nothing can ruin a winter day in Bethany faster than a broken-down furnace. While some breakdowns can’t be avoided, a majority of breakdowns are caused by a lack of proper maintenance. The good news is that with the assistance of TS Heat & Air, it is easy to keep your furnace maintained. At the same time, it’s important to understand your role in furnace maintenance so that you can do everything possible to keep your furnace running efficiently for many years to come.
Daily Maintenance Items
Although you won’t have to do much hands-on maintenance on your HVAC system on a day-to-day basis, it’s still important to remain aware of its operation. It’s always a good idea to pay attention to any unusual smells or sounds that could indicate a problem with your system. For example, if you notice an unusual thumping noise coming from your HVAC system, you may have a problem with an imbalanced blower fan. By calling TS Heat & Air as soon as you notice any issues, you’ll likely pay far less for repairs than you would if you wait.
Monthly Maintenance Items
To provide efficient operation, your HVAC system needs to be able to “breathe” properly. A clean air filter is essential to make sure that your system gets all the air it needs. That’s why you should check your filter every month to see if it is excessively dirty. If it is, it’s important that you replace the air filter with a clean filter of the same size. Although you may be able to stretch an air filter’s lifespan to around three months, checking it every month will ensure you’re able to replace it quickly if any excess dust has accumulated.
Bi-Annual Maintenance Items
The most important type of maintenance for your HVAC system is the type that only trained HVAC technicians can do. At TS Heat & Air, we recommend that you have a technician maintain your system every six months. Typically, the fall and spring are the best times for HVAC maintenance so that you can have your system maintained when you aren’t using it as much. When an HVAC technician maintains your system, they will carefully inspect each individual component of the system to ensure there are no problems beginning to develop. They will also clean and lubricate the equipment to help prevent problems from developing in the future.
The Advantages of a Maintenance Plan
If you enjoy keeping things simple when it comes to HVAC maintenance, an HVAC maintenance plan from TS Heat & Air is the best way to go. This plan makes it easy to keep track of the scheduling and pricing of maintenance for your HVAC system. You can schedule your bi-annual maintenance visits well in advance so that you can easily find a time that works with your schedule. Plus, with a maintenance plan, we can provide you with reminders to schedule your next appointment so that your HVAC system never goes too long without preventative maintenance.
Maintaining Your Ducts
While the main focus of HVAC maintenance is the mechanical components of your HVAC system, it’s also important to give some attention to your system’s ducts from time to time. It’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned approximately every five years to remove dust, small debris, and any other types of contaminants in your ducts. Duct cleaning can help your HVAC system operate more efficiently, improve the quality of your indoor air, and help prevent mold and mildew growth in your ducts. If you notice that some rooms in your home don’t stay as comfortable as they used to, you may also want to have your ducts inspected for small holes so that repairs can be made.
Providing All Types of HVAC Maintenance
At TS Heat & Air, we can take care of all types of HVAC maintenance, both simple and complex. We can also perform repairs and installation to help improve your home’s comfort, whether you’re having a problem with your furnace or air conditioner. If you need help with your home’s indoor air quality or need emergency HVAC services, we can help you get the job done. Operating for over 35 years, the pros at TS Heat & Air understand what it takes to get the job done correctly. That’s why we consistently receive five-star reviews from our loyal customers. To learn more about maintaining your furnace, contact us at TS Heat & Air today.