Your HVAC system is subjected to wear and tear year-round. Therefore, it needs regular maintenance tune-ups if you expect it to run smoothly. Residential AC contractor Air Products & Services shares an overview of what happens during a typical HVAC maintenance tune-up in this blog.
Adjustments and Recalibrations
HVAC systems have many moving parts that need to stay in sync. One of the first things an HVAC technician will do is make sure all these parts are in good shape and apply lubrication to reduce friction between certain components. Refrigerant levels are tested and refilled, as low refrigerant levels can put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. The technician also recalibrates the thermostat to ensure accurate temperatures.
Cleaning or replacing air filters is a vital part of residential and commercial AC maintenance. Clean air filters allow for unimpeded air flow, which results in reduced indoor heating and cooling requirements that lead to lower energy bills. They also help maintain indoor air quality by trapping indoor air pollutants and preventing these particulates from getting into HVAC system components. Your HVAC technician may recommend a more efficient air filter if they find your current one is insufficient.
Preventive maintenance tune-ups include a multi-point safety inspection. Refrigerant tubing and electrical components will be inspected for wear and tear and replaced as needed. Pressure levels, switches and shut-off valves will be tested, while potential hazards such as burn marks, proper ignition and exposed wiring are also addressed.
In addition to adjustments and recalibrations, other parts of the HVAC system, such as the blower assemblies, will be tested for efficiency. Dampers will be checked to make sure they’re responding to controls and forming a full seal when closed. The ductwork may also be inspected for holes and insulation problems. Vents and registers will be checked for anything that may be blocking air flow. At the end of the inspection, your technician will discuss the results and let you know problem points that need to be addressed, as well as give you an estimate of its remaining service life.
Air Products & Services is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning installation services. Give us a call at (818) 334-8403 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Tarzana, CA, and surrounding areas.