HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Repair Basics

HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) professionals to perform routine maintenance on commercial and residential AC systems, ensuring that they are functioning properly. This maintenance helps prevent potential safety issues, ensures optimal comfort levels, and prevents damage from occurring. Maintenance is essential for ensuring optimal performance of the equipment.

Flexible AC maintenance programs offer a wide range of advantages, and each program features two annual visits to the residence or business in the summer and winter. During the summer visit, AC technicians perform various key AC checks and calibrations, including the following items:

Clean and clear ducts. It is important for ACs to have clean and clear ducts, as dust, debris, mold, pollen, insects and other particles can build up in these channels, which can cause a number of health problems. AC maintenance technicians check for blockages and remove them for cleaning, then re-route the ducts and make sure they are clear and free from obstructions. ACs need to take care of their filters, too. There are an array of filter types, including oil-free charcoal filters, oil-free grease filters, and carbon filters, which must be replaced periodically to ensure proper air conditioning performance.

Regular servicing. A regular cleaning of the air conditioning unit’s filters will help to save money. Many homeowners, when they go to hire an AC professional, are surprised to learn that an annual cleaning and lubrication will typically cost them hundreds of dollars. By taking care of the filters themselves and scheduling regular cleaning visits, AC companies can save money on their annual maintenance bills.

Additional AC servicing. AC repair professionals can also recommend other maintenance practices that will help to reduce the amount of time needed for cleaning and maintenance. By changing the air filter, running a blower in place every couple of months, or changing the air duct filters, AC companies can help to keep the air conditioning unit in good running order and lengthen the life of the unit.

Whether you have an old unit or you’re adding a new one, regular AC maintenance is essential for its optimal operation. A quality HVAC system will last for many years before needing a major overhaul. However, there are some aspects of the maintenance program that will need to be addressed at least once a year. For example, by changing the air filter, checking the heating and cooling coils, checking the fan belts, and changing the oil, it will help to extend the life of your system. Taking care of your heating and cooling equipment will prevent expensive repairs in the future. If you’re not comfortable doing these tasks on your own, talk to a qualified HVAC specialist to learn how to make these routine repairs easier and less time-consuming.