As a homeowner, you ensure your HVAC system is well-maintained for continued function and to keep your home comfortable. With heavy use, dust and dirt can accumulate, which decreases efficiency and lead to higher energy bills. By scheduling regular maintenance, you can improve the performance of your heating and cooling unit and even increase its lifespan by up to 48 percent.
If you haven’t scheduled one, continue reading as Dittmer Air and Heat explains what you can expect when an HVAC technician visits your home for the first time.
HVAC System Inspection
First, your HVAC technician will inspect your unit thoroughly, checking for any signs of issues or irregularities. They will also examine the components of your system, including electrical connections, condensate drain lines, thermostats, and air filters. If you scheduled a tune-up in the spring, your technician will mainly focus on your air conditioning unit. Meanwhile, they will prioritize your furnace during fall maintenance tune-ups.
If an issue in your HVAC system is found, they will perform the necessary repairs to prevent further damage. Although your technician will try their best to finish the job in one day, they may have to buy newer parts, depending on the issue. As such, there may be chances the repair will not not happen on the same day as the maintenance visit.
Cleanup and Replace
To ensure your HVAC unit is in good condition, it needs regular cleaning. During the maintenance visit, your local technician will remove any dust, dirt, and debris that may have accumulated inside your system. In addition to the HVAC components, they will also check your ductwork and determine if it needs a thorough cleaning (and sealing) as well.
Some HVAC cleaning tasks, however, can be performed on your own. Before your HVAC technician arrives on the agreed-upon date and time, check the air filters to see if they have collected dust and dirt. The ideal time to replace them is every three months, though this may vary depending on the type of filter you have installed or whether you have pets at home or household members with allergies.
Your first HVAC maintenance visit won’t just end with your technician calling it a day after a thorough cleaning and assessment. They will also provide you with a written report regarding the health and status of your unit. This should indicate whether you will need major repairs or not. Even if there’s no problem with your system, it’s best to ask them any HVAC-related questions to be sure. A reputable HVAC contractor will not hesitate to answer all of your inquiries to give you the peace of mind you need.
At Dittmer Air and Heat, we provide top-quality residential and commercial HVAC maintenance services. Rest assured one of our certified technicians is ready to keep your home comfortable and make sure your HVAC system is working efficiently. Call us today at (321) 637-0170, or fill out our online contact form to request a consultation.