What is Preventative Maintenance? Why Does it Matte?

What is Preventative Maintenance? Why Does it Matte?

Why it Matters

Preventative maintenance on your furnace and air conditioning equipment is an investment in your well being and safety. It helps to ensure your equipment is running at maximum efficiency, may identify safety concerns, and can head off a replacement.

Doing preventative maintenance will provide you some peace of mind as you head into hot summer months or the cold winters in the Platte City/St. Joseph areas.

Professional and regular preventative maintenance on your air conditioning and furnace will reduce the risk of the failures in your home. Our experienced HVAC technicians are professionals who are trained to identify potential issues for your safety and comfort.

What we Check

Depending on the time of year the maintenance is performed, some of the things we check are:

System pressure – If the pressure in the system isn’t correct it can take more energy to move air through the unit which will end up costing you more in the long run by raising your electric bill.

Coil temperature – Any areas of the coil on your HVAC unit that aren’t functioning properly may result in a different temperature. This can greatly impact the effectiveness of your unit and leave your St. Joseph home or Platte City office hotter or cooler than your settings indicate it should be at.

Condenser temperature – HVAC professionals can usually tell if there are any problems with the unit by the temperature of the condenser and pinpoint what might be causing the issues.

Freon or refrigeration leaks – Any time Freon begins leaking, the HVAC unit will not maintain the desired temperature inside the house or office it is cooling and can eventually lead to a damaged unit if gone unnoticed.

Replace air filter – As more pollen and dust starts to stir up during the spring months (and over the entire winter) it’s important that your air filter gets replaced; buildups can block or even prevent air from passing through the filter and cause the HVAC system to work harder, lower air output, and raise your utility bills.

Change the air filter – Without having the air filters on your HVAC unit changed frequently, getting the amount of airflow necessary to keep the unit running smoothly is impossible.

Clean, check, and repair burners – If you have a gas HVAC unit, knowing that the burners are in working order is a big deal. Homes and offices can become a fire risk if they do not make sure their burners are clean.

Check and Adjust Gas Pressure – Similarly, if gas pressure is too high or too low your unit could have a higher risk of malfunction than a properly maintained unit—when the safety of your home and family is at risk, you can never be too careful.

Check Operating Pressure –This ensures your furnace will maintain the temperature you want. Sometimes there isn’t enough pressure to do this, and our process will identify problems related to this.  Routine furnace and air conditioner adjustments will ensure the HVAC unit keeps the space the temperature was meant to be.

Check for Noise – Regardless of where you are, having a furnace or air conditioner that constantly makes noise can be extremely frustrating and distracting. HVAC professionals will check blower motor bearings to see if anything can be done to quickly reduce the unnecessary sound.

Check for Leaks – If no other reason has jumped out at you to have winter HVAC maintenance performed, this one should; if there is any type of natural gas or liquid propane leaks you are putting all of your property at risk.

Learn more about Winter Preventative Maintenance here.

 

2013-05-28T12:12:15+00:00 May 15th, 2013|0 Comments

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