HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. It is the furnace and air conditioning unit in your home or business. It provides air exchange (ventilation) and temperature control (heating and air conditioning). Pretty simple! It is a mechanical device, and like all machines, it needs regular maintenance and occasional repairs. A well maintained HVAC operates more efficiently and that translates into dollars saved for you. Regular servicing also means identifying potential problems before they become big trouble.
You should have a professional inspect and service your HVAC in the spring and fall. Then there is less chance of a major breakdown during the months when the unit is under the most stress.
Inspections also ensure that the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed.
Spring and Fall HVAC checks should include:
- Test of electrical connections
- Calibrate the thermostat
- Look for damage and wear and replace parts before they fail
Before the summer, a maintenance visit will:
- Make sure there is enough refrigerant
- Inspect the compressor
- Clean the condenser coil
- Balance the fan
- Unplug condensate drain
Before the winter, a maintenance visit will:
- Clean the heat exchanger
- Observe burner operation
Why a Comfort Plan or maintenance agreement?
This is the convenient way to guarantee peace of mind. Having a comfort plan also means that there is no waiting in line if you have a problem between regularly scheduled visits. You jump to the top of the priority list.
Who do you call?
Choose a company with longevity and a reputation for good customer service. Be sure they have experience with a wide range of products, makes and models. Ask about their licenses and certifications. They should include organizations like the North American Technician Excellence (NATE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state licenses. Find out if they give free estimates and have a processes in place for emergencies, including weekends and holidays.
Need more information?
Universal Heating and Air Conditioning will be happy to chat with you about our services and details about all the comfort club benefits. Contact us today!