Even if you aren’t experiencing problems with your heating and cooling system, it’s recommended that you have it routinely inspected and serviced. Energy.gov suggests having air conditioners and heat pumps checked once a year to maintain their efficiency.
The heating and cooling specialists at ADE Heating and Cooling couldn’t agree more. That’s why they offer their customers service contracts that include routine tuneups and inspections. This offers the peace of mind that your heating and cooling system is efficient at all times and helps you avoid costly and unexpected repairs.
Preventative maintenance should include the following tasks.
- Testing All Controls: Before and after a tuneup, a technician will test your unit to make sure it starts, cycles, operates, and shuts down properly.
- Checking Electrical Connections: A technician will measure the voltage from your unit and tighten all electrical connections to make sure loose wires don’t cause problems.
- Checking Thermostat Settings: A malfunctioning thermostat can cause your utility bill to increase or prevent you from being completely comfortable when you’re home.
- Lubricating Parts: Poor lubrication causes friction, which can put a strain on your system and increase the amount of electricity you use.
- Cleaning Condensation Drains: Whether you have central heating and air, a furnace, or a heat pump, your system can suffer water damage if this drain becomes clogged.
- Changing Filters: A technician can show you how to change your heating and cooling unit’s filter each month for the best performance. Dirty filters can make your system less energy efficient.
- Cleaning Blowers: If your home’s indoor temperature isn’t always at a comfortable level, the reason could be related to your unit’s blower components.
Having a professional technician service your heating and cooling system annually can keep you from experiencing emergency repairs when you least desire them. Call ADE Heating and Cooling at (609) 693-6050 to ask about their Comfort Zone Plan. You can also look at a brochure of the service contract on their website.