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When to Get Your HVAC Serviced?

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Nobody wants to have an HVAC emergency that requires them to replace it. To extend the lifetime of your heating and air conditioning units, save money, and avoid future problems, having them serviced regularly with preventive maintenance helps tremendously. HVAC maintenance includes inspecting the air filter, indoor and outdoor coils, condensate pump and an overall visual inspection. Thankfully, Bill Howe Heating & Air offers HVAC maintenance contracts to keep your system working efficiently and your warranty intact. Read on to discover HVAC maintenance tips and what should happen during your maintenance to keep your system in optimal shape and ensure peak performance. 

Spring HVAC Maintenance

To make sure your air conditioning is ready to provide indoor comfort and relief from the summer heat, make sure to have your HVAC unit serviced during the spring. During the spring maintenance, the following components should be checked:

Air Filter:

Cleaning your filter can reduce energy usage significantly and is fairly simple to do.  Depending on the type of filter you have, set a reminder to change it accordingly.  

Drainage Hole:

The drainage hole is typically located near the cabinet’s base. In order to make sure your system works as effectively as possible, make sure this is clear of debris. If the hole is too small to clear, try clearing it with a paper clip or wire hanger.

Duct Cleaning:

If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned within the last 5-7 years, it is a good time to do it.  Doing so helps to create better indoor air quality. Certified Bill Howe technicians can help determine if you are in need of such service.

Duct Sealing:  

Sealing and insulating your ducts keeps your system running efficiently. Effectively sealing and insulating prohibits cool air from escaping your system in areas it shouldn’t.  By making sure your ducts are sealed and insulated properly, your system will remain energy efficient, which will keep energy costs down. 

Clean Around the Actual Unit:

Make sure the area around the unit is clear and free of any foliage, trash or the like. Be sure to keep at least a 2-foot clearance to ensure air can flow freely to the unit. 

Spring Tune-Up

To keep your equipment and system working properly and its warranty intact, have a certified Bill Howe technician perform a system tune-up.  During this time, the technician will check the entire system thoroughly and make sure all of the components are working properly.  

Winter HVAC Maintenance

Making sure your HVAC unit is ready to go for the winter months is equally important as the spring maintenance. To get ready for the cool, winter months, make sure to check the following elements as part of your winter HVAC service and maintenance:

Air Filter:

Changing your air filter remains an easy step in your HVAC service schedule. Changing your filter keeps your indoor air clean and free from allergens and dust. 

Air Vents:

Cleaning the vents to your HVAC system helps to deliver air efficiently to your home. If you notice that there is buildup on your vents, it may be time to schedule a duct cleaning. 

Insulation:

Having a Bill Howe technician check the insulation in your home. This helps to keep heat within your home, increases energy efficiency, and helps you save money.

Check your Thermostat:

Making sure your thermostat is working properly is crucial to your heating set-up. If the wrong temperature is registering, it may be hiking up your energy bills.

Winter Tune-Up

Like the spring tune-up, a certified Bill Howe technician will check that all of the components of your HVAC system are running properly and with high efficiency.  

By signing an annual maintenance agreement with Bill Howe Heating & Air,  you receive the benefit of discounted costs and preferential scheduling.  Call 1-800-BILL-HOWE today to set-up an annual maintenance agreement for your HVAC system.

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