You can do many simple HVAC maintenance tasks yourself, like changing the AC filter, removing debris from around your outdoor unit, and inspecting visible ductwork in your Gainesville, Florida home for damage. An HVAC professional, however, goes far beyond basic tasks and performs preventative maintenance essential to keeping your HVAC system running efficiently.
Inspecting the Coils
The evaporator and condenser coils are essential to keeping your air conditioner running well. If the refrigerant is low or leaking, ice can form on the coils and cause water to back up in the system. If the coils are dirty, they won’t be able to do their job as efficiently. Coil problems always need to be addressed by a professional because they often require delicate solutions.
Checking for Gas Leaks
Even if you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home, it’s still a good idea to have a professional check your furnace for gas leaks. Not only do they have the proper safety training to deal with any leaks, but they will also detect worn out parts or problems with the pilot light that may indicate gas flow issues. Because the gas in your furnace can present a serious safety hazard, you should never try to fix it yourself.
Tightening Mechanical Components
Wires, motors, blowers, belts and similar components can wear out, and as a homeowner, you probably won’t know until they start to malfunction. Your HVAC technician, however, looks at them every time you get a system checkup. If the wires are starting to wear out or parts are coming loose, the technician fixes those issues before they become much larger problems and affect the entire system’s ability to operate efficiently.
The best HVAC maintenance is a combination of DIY and professional attention. Keep your HVAC system performing well for as long as possible by performing simple tasks yourself and scheduling a seasonal maintenance appointment to take care of the rest.
Call Bounds Heating & Air, Inc. today at 352-472-2761 for your preventive maintenance or other HVAC service needs. Our technicians will help to keep your HVAC system performing efficiently year-round.
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