HVAC Preventive Maintenance

Advantages of HVAC Preventive Maintenance

Heating and cooling systems are among the most important things to maintain in your home.  These systems keep your home comfortable in all seasons.  There is nothing worse than coming home to find that the HVAC system has failed in the middle of winter or during a heat wave in July.  Regular system maintenance is critical to keeping everything in proper working order.  Here are some advantages to scheduling preventive maintenance for your HVAC system.

Fewer repairs– Regular maintenance allows technicians to catch small problems before they become a major expensive repair.  This can save the homeowner money in the long run.

System Longevity– Maintaining the HVAC system can increase its lifespan.  A unit that is regularly serviced and cleaned will run as it should with fewer break downs.  Just as your vehicle will run longer with regular maintenance, so will your HVAC system.

Lower Energy Bills– Systems that are not well maintained don’t run as efficiently as they should.  This can result in higher utility bills for the homeowner.

Better Air Quality– An HVAC system that is regularly cleaned and maintained will provide better air quality in your home.  Regular maintenance includes changing the air filters.

Regular HVAC preventive maintenance can pay for itself by preventing future repairs or expensive break downs.  There are many things the average homeowner is not trained to do.  An experienced HVAC technician will perform a thorough inspection of the system and all its components.  The technician will lubricate moving parts, check the condensation drain, check and repair any leaks in the system, check the system controls and thermostat, and clean the blower, evaporator, and condenser coils.  Having a preventive maintenance relationship with an HVAC company may offer other benefits to the homeowner, such as discounts on repairs and priority service scheduling when there is a problem.

At B Tucker Heating & Air we recommend having your HVAC serviced at least twice a year for best results and system longevity.  Call us today to learn about our Preventative Maintenance.

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Importance of a Fall HVAC Tune Up

Now is the time to schedule a fall tune up for your HVAC system.  Fall is the transition period between the cooling and heating seasons.  However, Atlanta nights have already become cool enough for many homeowners to turn on their heat.  Schedule a tune up now to ensure that your system is ready to go when your family needs it.

Regular fall maintenance keeps the HVAC system running smoothly and improves its performance and efficiency.  A trained technician can spot small problems and address them before they become costly repairs.  A tune up can extend the life of the system and save the homeowner money on their energy bills. 

The technician will check all electrical connections and switches.  Accumulated dust and debris will be cleaned from the system, and air flow will be tested.  The filters will be changed, if the homeowner has not already done so.  The thermostat should be reprogrammed for winter heating needs.  Fall is the time to turn on the whole house humidifier, if there is one.  The homeowner may consider having one installed to the HVAC system to make the house more comfortable.  A humidifier eliminates symptoms such as dry skin, eyes, noses, and throats caused by dry indoor air in the winter.

Homeowners sometimes assume that a newer HVAC system doesn’t need to be serviced.  However, many warranties require that regular maintenance be performed on the system to keep the warranty valid.  The HVAC system is a work horse in your home.  Protect that expensive investment by having it serviced regularly.

HVAC companies have more flexibility in scheduling a tune up before the weather gets really cold.  The demand for service always goes up when winter weather hits.  Be proactive and schedule now.  Avoid the frustration of having to deal with heating problems over the holidays when you are entertaining company. 

Call B Tucker Heating & Air today to schedule a fall tune up for your HVAC units.  Our experienced technicians service all major brands.