An HVAC system is a very important part of any home and one that needs to be properly taken care of so that you can get the most out of it. Annual maintenance is key to making sure it stays working efficiently and that you won’t be surprised by any sudden breakdowns. It can also help extend its lifespan so that you don’t have to replace it prematurely.
There are two main goals that annual maintenance strives to achieve: keep the system running optimally and prevent future problems that could leave you without conditioned air in your home. The majority of your service includes a thorough cleaning of all the components involved, great or small. Removing any accumulated debris, dust and dirt helps to keep the parts operating smoothly and will avoid corrosion. Moving parts also get lubricated to reduce its workload.
As each part gets cleaned, it also gets inspected for any signs of damage. Parts that are deteriorating need to be replaced before they break down and cause major problems. Your HVAC technician will show you any potentially problematic pieces and suggest a course of action to take, usually immediate replacement.
Especially during a maintenance before the heating season strikes, your gas connections will all be inspected to make sure they are secure and leak free. Carbon monoxide leaks are very serious hazards to the safety of you and your family and need to be fixed. Things like the flue system and heat exchanger get inspected for damage to make sure there are no possible ways carbon monoxide can get into your home.
Maintenance twice a year is best. Once in the fall and once in the spring will make sure you are prepared for the winter and summer, respectively. There is no bad time to have maintenance performed and if it has been over a year, you are definitely due.
To learn more about annual maintenance or to schedule one for your HVAC system, contact us at Overland Park Heating & Coolingtoday. We have proudly served the Overland Park area since 1983.
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