Why Twice-Yearly HVAC Maintenance Is One of Your Best Home Investments

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Ok, we get it. Preventive HVAC maintenance isn’t the most exciting topic. But, saving you money, time and hassles is, well, kind of thrilling, isn’t it? And that’s exactly what regular tune-ups on your cooling and heating system offers.

Routine maintenance is the single best way to ensure that your HVAC system will last as long as possible while also running efficiently. You’ll not only discover that you’ll have less repairs and fewer breakdowns, you’ll also gain consistent home comfort all-year long.

So, what exactly happens during a maintenance visit?

Spring Maintenance

This is the time to ensure your cooling system is in optimal condition before it goes into high use. Of course, you can get a maintenance check on your cooling system any time of the year. During this visit, the technician will:

  • Inspect and clean the coil
  • Check the furnace or air handler blower to make sure it’s clean and working
  • Check the refrigerant level and refill if necessary

If the refrigerant level is low, the technician will also check for leaks. If there is one, it will be repaired. Simply filling the refrigerant and not treating the source of the leak isn’t a long-term fix. Refrigerant will inevitably run out, and soon you’ll be needing an emergency repair.

Fall Maintenance

While some maintenance tasks are performed during both seasons, there are some specific services that are unique to fall. This includes turning on the heater and verifying the heat pump defrost cycle. If you have a gas furnace, the technician will ensure proper operation of the safety mechanisms.

Services that are performed during both seasons include:

  • Changing filters
  • Cleaning and removing debris from the entire system
  • Checking the condensate drain to ensure it’s free of clogs
  • Checking and comparing thermostat settings
  • Checking electrical connections
  • Adding lubricants as needed

The reality is that your HVAC system is complex and requires regular maintenance. Let Bruce’s be your HVAC service partner year after year. Call us today about seasonal service and HVAC maintenance agreements at 480-968-5652.