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Welcome to our blog at Advance Heating and Cooling! We are excited to share our expertise in the world of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) with you.

 

 

As a trusted provider of HVAC services, we understand the importance of maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the year. Our team of skilled professionals provides top-quality installation, repair, and maintenance services to ensure that your HVAC system operates at its best. 

 

In our blogs, we will cover a wide range of topics related to HVAC systems, including tips for improving energy efficiency, common HVAC issues and how to address them, the latest trends in HVAC technology, and more. We are committed to providing you with helpful information that will assist you in making informed decisions about owning or purchasing an HVAC system

 

Our technicians live in the world of HVAC. We’ve sold and serviced hundreds of furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps and we’ve learned a lot of useful information along the way. This blog is our way to pass that knowledge on to you at no charge. If you have an idea for a topic you would like to see us talk about, send us an email.  

 

Our main goal is to help you maintain a comfortable indoor environment and save money on your energy bills. We highly believe that an informed customer is a satisfied customer, and we work hard to give you the knowledge you need to make smart decisions about your HVAC systems. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.

The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance 

HVAC technician thumbs up while doing HVAC maintenance.

 

Imagine waking up on a chilly winter morning, hoping to feel the warmth of your home. But as you step out of bed, you're met with icy air that leaves you shivering.  

 

Or a hot and humid summer day where you long for the cool breeze of your air-conditioner. Yet the second you walk in the door the air feels stuffy and uncomfortable.  

 

These situations can be frustrating, right? Well, that's where HVAC systems come to the rescue. 

 

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. These systems keep your homes and businesses warm in the winter and refreshing in the summer. They help you stay comfortable, no matter what the weather is like outside.  

 

In order for HVAC systems to continue to work properly, they need regular maintenance.  

 

In this blog post, we're going to explore why HVAC maintenance is important, learn some of the components that need to be checked regularly, understand the benefit of having a schedule and knowing when to call a professional to assist you with the task.  

 

Keep in mind that our highly-skilled team is one phone call or email away, so don’t be afraid to reach out if you’re still unsure about your HVAC systems and whether they need to be looked after. 

 

 

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance 

Similar to how you visit the doctor for regular check-ups or bring your vehicle to the mechanic for inspections, your HVAC systems also need to be looked after to ensure they’re operating well.

 

Below we explore some of the benefits of regular HVAC maintenance:  

 

Improved Energy Efficiency 

When you take good care of your HVAC systems through regular maintenance, they work more efficiently and use less energy to operate. When parts are clean, and everything is working as it should, the system doesn't have to work as hard to cool or heat your home. This not only saves energy but also helps the environment by using fewer resources

 

Reduced Utility Costs 

Did you know that heating and air conditioning account for 46% of your monthly utility bill? When your HVAC system is efficient, it uses less energy to do its job and that means lower bills for you! Regular maintenance can help prevent your energy bills from going through the roof. 

 

Extended System Lifespan 

When we give HVAC systems regular maintenance check-ups, we're helping them stay strong and healthy. Just like how eating right and exercising can make you healthier, regular maintenance helps the different parts of the HVAC system work smoothly. This means the system doesn't wear out quickly and can keep doing its job for a longer time. 

 

Regular maintenance also acts as a shield, protecting your system from wearing out too soon. When parts are well taken care of, they're less likely to break down

 

It’s always good news when you can enjoy the comfort of your well-maintained HVAC system without worrying about sudden replacements draining your wallet. 

 

Enhanced Indoor Air Quality 

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the air indoors can feel stuffy? That's because the air inside buildings can have dust, dirt and allergens. Regular maintenance helps keep these things in check. By cleaning and taking care of the HVAC system, you're making sure it doesn't spread dust and dirt around, keeping your indoor air cleaner and fresher to breathe. With a well-maintained HVAC system, you're helping to create a healthier environment.  

 

Reduced Risk of Breakdowns 

HVAC systems can have small issues that, if ignored, could turn into big headaches. Regular maintenance helps catch those small problems before they turn into major trouble. Technicians can spot issues early and fix them, so your HVAC system keeps running smoothly. 

 

Imagine if your HVAC system breaks down on a hot summer day or a freezing winter night. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also be expensive to get it fixed quickly. Regular maintenance helps avoid these situations, saving you from the hassle of sudden breakdowns and the unexpected costs that come with them. 

 

 

Components of Regular HVAC Maintenance 

Taking care of your HVAC system involves many important tasks, like changing filters, cleaning parts, and making sure everything is running smoothly.

 

HVAC air filters; one side clean, one dirty.

 

Here are some of the HVAC system components you should keep top of mind: 

 

Air Filter Replacement 

Think of air filters in your HVAC system like a net that catches tiny dust particles and pollen. When air flows through, these filters catch the bad stuff and let the clean air pass. This is important because if the air is full of dust and dirt, the HVAC system has to work extra hard to cool or heat your space.  

 

Air filters need regular changing to keep doing their job properly. It's usually a good idea to change them every few months, but if you have pets or allergies, you might want to do it more often. Changing filters is like giving your HVAC system a breath of fresh air and making sure it doesn't struggle to work. 

 

Cleaning and Inspection 

HVAC systems require regular cleaning. Dust and dirt can build up on parts like coils, fans, and ducts. When these parts are dirty, the system can't work as well. Regular cleaning helps everything run smoothly and efficiently. Inspecting means looking closely at all these parts to catch any problems early, before they become big headaches. 

 

Lubrication and Parts Check 

Imagine a squeaky door – adding a bit of oil makes it move silently. HVAC systems have moving parts too, and they need lubrication to reduce friction and work without making noise or getting worn out.  

 

Loose parts in an HVAC system can cause problems too. When parts are tightened and checked, everything stays in place, and the system can work as it should.  

 

Thermostat Calibration 

The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system. It tells the system when to start or stop cooling or heating. Accurate thermostat settings make sure your space is at the right temperature. 

 

That being said, thermostats can also be a bit off sometimes. Calibrating means adjusting the thermostat to make sure it's accurate to create the perfect comfort. You might need to do this from time to time, especially if you notice the temperature isn't matching what you've set.  

 

 

Creating a Regular HVAC Maintenance Schedule 

Creating a regular maintenance schedule for your HVAC system is crucial to staying on top of its care. Similar to how you mark important dates in your calendar, scheduling maintenance ensures your HVAC system keeps doing its job without any surprises.  

 

Frequency of Maintenance 

HVAC systems need regular care to stay in top shape. Experts suggest getting your HVAC system checked and maintained twice a year. That means once before the hot summer starts and again before the chilly winter arrives.  

 

Think about how you dress differently in summer and winter. Similarly, different climates affect HVAC systems too. If you live in a place where winters are bitter cold or summers are extremely hot, your HVAC system works harder. In such cases, you might want to consider more frequent maintenance. Whatever the climate, adjusting the maintenance schedule can help your HVAC system perform well.  

 

 

Benefits of Professional HVAC Maintenance 

When it comes to your HVAC system, it's often a smart choice to reach out to the professionals. We're like the experts who have spent a lot of time learning everything about these systems. We've dedicated our days to understanding how HVAC systems work and helping people just like you manage them. Throughout the years, we've made sure to have all the right tools for the job. These tools are like special gadgets that let us quickly figure out what's wrong and fix it efficiently

 

HVAC technician working on duct work.

 

Picture this: waking up on a freezing winter morning to find your HVAC system isn't working. It's one of the most uncomfortable situations. But you don't have to worry about that if you let us take care of your HVAC system. Our team is made up of highly skilled individuals who are just a phone call or an email away. So, if you're not sure about your HVAC system or whether it needs attention, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We're here to help you out and ensure your HVAC system stays in great shape.  

 

 

 

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Last Post: May 21, 2024