Maintenance Tips

Heater & Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

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It’s important to practice good maintenance habits in order to prolong the life of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. In addition to “do-it-yourself” maintenance, an annual professional visit is also recommended. The Total Comfort Tune-Up from Aire Serv includes all of the services necessary to keep your heating and cooling equipment running smoothly and efficiently. The best times to schedule your professional HVAC maintenance visit are right before the cold season or the warm season.

Your heating and cooling service professional will perform services such as:

  • Checking for leaks in ductwork
  • Ensuring the thermostat is functioning properly
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Cleaning blowers
  • Lubricating moving parks including motors
  • Checking for electrical issues / bad connections
  • Cleaning plugged condensate drains
  • Checking system controls
  • Checking electric control sequences
  • Examining that air is flowing properly through evaporator coils

Do-it-Yourself Heater / AC Maintenance

You can play a role in maintaining your home heating and cooling system by making sure to familiarize yourself with the process of changing your system’s air filter—which usually needs to be done every two to three months, or in the case of box-type filters, once per year.

Ask your HVAC service professional from Aire Serv to run over the process of changing your filter during your next scheduled visit. Be sure to use the proper filter: Some specialty filters can damage your machine if they are incompatible.

Regular dusting and vacuuming also helps ensure that your heating and cooling system doesn’t get clogged with pollen, pet dander, and other contaminants. Ensuring that your home is properly ventilated and maintains correct humidity levels discourages mold growth and enables efficient operation of your AC and heater system. Ensure that supply and return vents in your home are free and unblocked so that air can pass unhindered through your system. Finally, don’t ignore the outdoor component of your air conditioning and heating system! Be sure to clear away any debris that could be affecting the outside unit’s operation.

For more information on how we can help you breathe clean, healthy air, contact Aire Serv today at (855) 512-2886—we’ll be happy to assist you.