Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?
March 19th, 2020 by Emily Mixter
When it comes to your HVAC system, you’ve likely heard that you need to get an annual tune-up. But, is that the same as performing preventative maintenance. The truth is that these are two different aspects of maintenance that you’ll need to have performed on your system to keep it operating effectively.
Understanding What Preventative Maintenance Is
Think of preventative maintenance as steps that you complete to keep your system operating at its best. This helps to ensure that your energy bills stay low, your indoor air quality stays great, and your system lasts for longer than the manufacturer’s lifespan. Some common examples of preventative maintenance include the following:
- Identifying Oil Leaks
- Checking For Vibrations
- Replacing Air Filters
- Lubricating The Motor And Bearings
- Thermostat Inspection
- Inspecting Electrical Connections, Motors, And Compressors
What Does A Seasonal HVAC Tune-Up Involve?
Now, you should have a pretty good idea of what preventative maintenance entails for your home’s HVAC system and how to perform it. Apart from performing regular maintenance, you’ll need to have an HVAC professional perform a seasonal tune-up for your heating and cooling systems. Here are some examples of what the professional will be doing during this seasonal tune-up process:
- Cleaning And Inspecting Condenser
- Lubricating Blades And Fan Motors
- Verifying Compressor Amperage Is Correct
- Cleaning Loose Debris From Condenser Drain
- Inspecting Relays, Wiring, Capacitors, Motors, Etc.
When To Call In An HVAC Expert To Assist You
When it comes to taking care of your HVAC system, it’s important that you realize when the task can be performed by you and when you’ll need to hire a professional. When it comes to your seasonal tune-up, that should be handled by a professional. They know how to clean and inspect the various components of your system.
When it comes to preventative maintenance, most of it you can do yourself with minimal effort. If there are any areas that you simply don’t feel comfortable with, then call in your local expert. Either way, all of your preventative maintenance tasks need to be performed regularly to ensure that your system works at its best and will last you a very long time.
Give Us A Call Today
Give Thornton Heating Service, Inc. a call to perform your seasonal HVAC tune-up to keep your system in order. If you need help with other parts of the preventative maintenance for your system, we’ll be glad to come out to your home and help. Our skilled technicians can perform both tune-ups and preventative maintenance on your system.