Preventive HVAC maintenance is an investment in efficiency, comfort and dependability today, as well as for years to come. If your furnace or air conditioner is new, you’ll be living with its heating or cooling performance and monthly operating costs for as long as 15 years. If maintenance is neglected, however, you may well be sacrificing comfort and economy — and even safety — for just as long.
Almost anything that can go wrong with HVAC systems is easier and less expensive to prevent than to repair after the fact. Here are more good reasons to stay ahead of the process by scheduling regular preventive HVAC maintenance with a qualified contractor.
- Annual preventive maintenance is typically scheduled at the outset of the heating and cooling season. The annual furnace check-up happens in the fall and A/C maintenance is done in spring. This timetable provides a full inspection and manufacturer-recommended maintenance before the period of heaviest demand and more extreme temperatures of winter cold snaps and summer heat waves.
- Many problems are more likely to manifest when a system is first started up after long months idle. Professional maintenance performed at seasonal start-up of the furnace and A/C positions a qualified HVAC technician to identify and address minor issues now before they trigger a major breakdown later in the season.
- Safety is a major focus of proper maintenance. Gas-fired furnaces burn natural gas and produce combustion byproducts including hazardous carbon monoxide. A well-maintained system burns cleanly to minimize these byproducts and safely exhausts gases through the vent pipe. Every furnace maintenance procedure focuses on cleaning and inspection of burner components and heat exchanger, checking automatic furnace shutoff functions and testing the output of heated air for the presence of carbon monoxide.
- Regular annual maintenance by a qualified HVAC technician is often stipulated in the warranty terms of furnaces and air conditioners made by major name-brand manufacturers. In order to receive covered warranty service, you’ll need to provide a written record of preventive HVAC maintenance.
For annual preventive maintenance by trained field technicians, in Orlando contact Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions.
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