Understanding the Importance of HVAC Services

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Understanding the Importance of HVAC Services

Hello, my name is Alexander Tran. I am going to talk to you about HVAC services available for commercial and residential buildings. The HVAC system only seems to receive attention when it stops working as intended. Otherwise, many building owners simply ignore the components that keep the system running. To truly make the most of the HVAC system, it is important to secure regular furnace and air conditioning services from a qualified professional. At the very least, these devices require cleaning and filter replacement to stay in good shape. Please visit my site often to learn about all of the ways you can keep your heating and cooling equipment maintained. Thanks for visiting.

Get Ready To Heat Up: Summer Maintenance Your Heater Needs

If you're like most people, heater maintenance is the last thing you think about during the summer. After all, you're busy using your air conditioner. But, while you're busy trying to keep cool, your heater is sitting in a darkened area of the house, waiting for winter. If it waits too long for maintenance, your heater might not be ready for winter. That means you could have a few cold days while you wait for a service appointment. This is especially true if cold weather comes sooner than you expected. Luckily, there are some things you can do to get your heater ready for winter. But, the preparation begins now. Before you're caught off-guard, here are four steps you can take to get your heater ready for winter. 

Clean the Furnace

When it comes to cleaning your house, you know you need to get all the out-of-the-way places. Those are the places where dirt and grime can really build up. When dirt builds up in those areas, you can end up with musty odors, and maybe some pest infestations. But, there's another place where dirt and grime can build up. That place is your furnace. If dirt and grime build up there, you can end up with a poorly-heated home, or even furnace fires. To make sure you're not faced with either of those, add cleaning to your list of summer furnace maintenance items. 

Lubricate the System

If it's been a few years since you had your heater serviced, there's a good chance that it needs some lubrication. Your heater should get lubricated as part of the annual maintenance checklist. Two of the areas that need to get lubricated include the connectors and the heater joints. 

Service the Heat Pump

If you have a heat pump, now's the time to schedule heater maintenance. When you have a heat pump, it gets used throughout the year. That's because your heat pump gets used for both heating and cooling. If it's not well-maintained, you could end up being cold in the winter, and hot in the summer. You can avoid uncomfortable temperatures by servicing the heat pump right away. 

Get Things Ready for Fall

If you think you've taken care of the summer maintenance for your heater, take a closer look. There are still a couple of things you need to take care of before fall. Those steps include inspecting the airflow, the pilot light, and the thermostat. Once you ensure that your heater has proper airflow and that the thermostat and pilot light are functioning properly, you'll be ready for cold weather.

For more info, contact a heater maintenance service in your area.