Summer months in Prattville AL can be humid and uncomfortable, and one of the worst issues that can crop up during this time period is a malfunction in your cooling equipment. Most air conditioning failures are unexpected. They are rarely convenient. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see that problem coming and head it off? HVAC maintenance is an excellent approach to eliminating the majority of system problems, and the spring is the ideal time to have this service performed.
What Is HVAC Maintenance?
Preventative maintenance is a simple tune-up and inspection visit by one of our certified technicians. We recommend spring service for your air conditioner or heat pump so that problems can be identified and addressed before the heat arrives. If you have a heat pump, you should also have it serviced in the fall to address heating functions. Our maintenance calls include the following inspection and service points:
- Checks of moving parts for cracks, wear, and lubrication needs
- Evaluation of refrigerant lines for leaks and levels
- Adjustment of refrigerant charge as needed
- Inspection of drain lines and condensate pan
- Cleaning of coils
- Duct inspection
- Thermostat testing
HVAC maintenance enables us to make sure that your system is performing at its best. Inefficiency and high energy bills can often be attributed to poor maintenance, and many of our checkpoints directly affect your energy usage. For example, a lack of 10 percent in refrigerant level can lead to a 20 percent increase in energy usage. Most homeowners don’t realize that there is a need for refrigerant levels to be monitored professionally, and the result can be a shortened system lifespan.
Dirty coils affect your airflow and stress your compressor, affecting your energy usage by as much as 20 percent. Leaky ducts can add significantly more to wasted energy amounts. It’s disheartening to think that you might be spending an extra 40 to 60 percent on energy bills by ignoring your system. With an HVAC maintenance plan, you can take steps to improve your home energy performance.
Additional HVAC Maintenance Benefits
Developing a good working relationship with our customers is important, and we use our maintenance service as an opportunity to keep you informed about new trends and opportunities with HVAC equipment. We can provide information about air quality concerns, especially addressing the mold growth that can be a huge issue in our humid climate. We can help you plan for the eventual replacement of your equipment and explore savings opportunities and financial incentives for upgrading. Contact us at AC by Luquire by phone or email to discuss a maintenance appointment.