The extremes of St. Louis temperatures require residents to use both heating and cooling units. Since the weather can change quickly, it’s important to keep your HVAC system ready to go when the weather takes a turn. The HVAC specialists at Ricotta Heating & Air would like to offer their expertise on maintaining your units in order to avoid serious costs down the road.
Your HVAC system is composed of both heating and cooling units which require different services at different times of the year. Use this guide to keep your system functioning:
- Furnace Service: Your furnace needs to be serviced once a year. Ideally, the inspection should occur right before you need to turn on your heating system for the winter months. During your service, the HVAC professional will tune up the unit by oiling all the necessary mechanisms and changing the filter. For gas units, the specialist will also check for leaks.
- Air Conditioning Service: Your air conditioning system also needs to be serviced once a year, preferably in the early spring months. During the yearly service appointment, the specialist will inspect the unit for any damage, clean the coils and fins, and replace the air filter. The HVAC specialist will also check for refrigerant leaks and measure airflow.
- Routine Maintenance: In between service appointments, it’s necessary to take part in some routine maintenance. For both your heating and air conditioning units, it’s important to change out the air filter every three months. If you stay up-to-date with your service schedules, you’ll only need to do this once every six months – three months after each inspection.
Keep your energy costs low by maintaining the efficiency of your heating and cooling units. If you live in the St. Louis metropolitan area, call the heating and cooling contractors at Ricotta Heating & Air to schedule your next HVAC service. Reach them by phone at (314) 333-5900 or on their website.