What Is Involved In Pre-Season Maintenance Of An Hvac System?
We often flip the thermostat from heat to cool or cool to heat based on weather conditions. Our indoor heating and cooling requirements change as soon as the season changes. This makes it crucial to ensure that your HVAC system is operating efficiently. Calling a technician to change the setting to warm during colder months can be unnecessarily troublesome.
If you find the system not working as it should in winter that can be a major inconvenience. Although the technician will carry out the necessary repairs, it is a good idea to think about pre-season maintenance. Licensed technicians will remind clients to service their air conditioning systems before the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Similar to how we prep our automobiles before the freezing temperatures set in during winter, HVAC systems have to be prepared for warmer weather conditions as well. However, you must see to it that all maintenance projects are carried out by licensed experts like the ones at Air Texas. With years of experience in the industry, we have both the expertise and proficiency to carry out all kinds of jobs.
The Importance of Pre-Season Maintenance
HVAC systems are used to achieve the desired indoor temperature. They help in creating a relaxed and comfortable temperature in our house. However, it does require the perfect balance of equipment, mechanics, as well as airflow. A well-maintained HVAC system maintains this balance despite its heavy use. This constant demand can have a considerable impact on the system.
Carrying our pre-season maintenance can prevent unexpected failures from occurring, and increase the lifespan of your system. In most cases, pre-season inspections uncover rot, corroded electrical contacts, rust, leaks, soot, as well as frayed wires. A well-maintained HVAC system performs optimally at all times. Besides, proper maintenance can also reduce your energy costs by anywhere between 4 to 40%, based on usage.
What Does Pre-Season Maintenance Include?
Keep in mind that there isn’t an industry standard of what’s included in pre-season maintenance, and mostly varies from operator to operator. It might include the maintenance recommended by the manufacturer but would also depend on the technician’s findings during the system inspection. They will tell you what will be done, and what the overall cost of the project is.
A licensed technician will carry out all the necessary system checks, which includes an inspection and cleaning of all the parts and components. Typically, pre-season maintenance of an HVAC system will include:
- Inspecting system controls
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Cleaning or replacing the filters
- Checking refrigerants and pressures
- Tightening electrical connections
- Cleaning and inspecting the coils
- Replacing parts that show signs of wear and tear
- Cleaning and inspecting the blowers and fans
- Verifying operating temperatures
Another critical aspect that you shouldn’t overlook is the ducts. The U.S Department of Energy evaluated that an average house loses roughly 20-30% of the duct system air. This mainly occurs due to leaks, poorly fitted ducts, and holes. If you’re concerned about the quality of air indoor, consider getting your ductwork inspected by licensed professionals as well.
For more information on pre-season maintenance of an HVAC system, get in touch with Mark or Harrison at (210) 602-7181, or fill in this Contact Us form, and we will get back to your shortly.