Ventura 2017: HVAC Maintenance Facts and Tips
Learning the preventive maintenance tips for your HVAC is beneficial because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventive maintenance for your HVAC should be done at least once a year for your cooling system before the cooling season, and for your heating system before the heating season, and for both system in the spring and fall. It is important to inspect, clean, or change your air filters once a month because a dirty filter can increase energy expenditure and may damage your equipment that may lead to early failure.
It is important to have an annual system check one to two months before the summer season starts. For taking care of your HVAC, you outdoor unit must be inspected and cleaned and perform the following tips: inspect and clean fan motor and fan blades and lubricate as needed; inspect the control box, wiring, connections, and accessories; inspect for the refrigerant level and adjust as necessary; clean leaves, dirt, and debris from cabinet; inspect for the base pan for any restriction in drain openings and remove as needed; inspect and clean coil and cabinet; and inspect compressor and tubing for any damage. Your HVAC system must be free of debris to clear the surrounding area and trim plants and shrubs obstructing your air conditioning unit to ensure that there is proper air flow. When it comes to taking care of your indoor units, it is important to inspect and clean your HVAC’s blower assembly, including the blower housing, blower wheel, and motor, and lubricate and replace fan belts of older models as needed. Inspect your unit for gas leaks, and clean and adjust the burner assembly as needed. It is essential to inspect your HVAC system’s safety controls and ignition system, the heat exchanger, heating elements, and flue system for proper attachment.
Progrmmable thermostat installation is important while you’re away or sleeping for reducing energy expenses by ten percent. While your HVAC system is operating, listen for abnormal sounds; observe your unit’s capabilities and characteristics; search for sources of strange or unusual odors; monitor heat pump and air conditioning systems for the right level of refrigerant; measure indoor and outdoor dry and wet bulb temperature; measure low and high side system pressures; and monitor gas furnace for manifold gas pressure and correct line. Preventive maintenance is important to your HVAC system to prevent future issues and to lengthen the lifespan of your unit, and Ventura HVAC Maintenance Services can help you out by visiting our website or homepage now!