Home Maintenance Tip: Inspect Heating and Cooling Systems

inspect heating and cooling systemsGenerally summer is hot in most places in the northern hemisphere and air conditioning units come in handy during severe heat waves. In fact, an air conditioning unit can actually protect against heat stroke or some other illness caused by excessive heat. 

What is a Heating and Air Conditioning Unit

Your heating, ventilating, and air condition (HVAC) system is like the lungs to your home. These systems keep you and your family be comfortable in your home. And they help provide the air you breathe inside your home. Imagine the air in your home circulating through these machines and what could happen if these machines were not cared for properly.

Periodically Check Your Units

A great maintenance tip is to inspect heating and cooling systems in your home to make sure the systems are working properly.

HVAC systems also consume a lot of electricity, Therefore, your utility bills are dependent on the efficiency of your system. Thus, your overall monthly spend is affected by the operation of your HVAC systems.

It is a good practice to proactively have an HVAC professional inspect your system periodically. We recommend twice a year. Spring and fall are great times of year to get these checked. Right before hot and cold seasons. This can help maintain or replace key components before they break. Leaving you and your family either really hot or really cold because the system is not working. A professional will usually check various components including the furnace, the fans, the electrical connections, the duct work and various other components.

Hire a licensed HVAC maintenance contractor

Your air conditioning units need regular maintenance of the compressor and electrical components.  Checking this on an annual basis can reduce your energy bills and keep your expensive mechanical equipment working longer. Many HVAC contractors have maintenance plans you can participate in to have the staff review your systems periodically.

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