Your heating and cooling system is essential to maintaining your comfort during the hot Tennessee summers and chilly winter nights. Like every other mechanical system, the parts of your HVAC system undergo wear and tear, and some parts wear down faster than others. Failing to maintain and replace them can lead to an inefficient HVAC system that costs you more to run or a complete breakdown at the worst possible time.
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One of the most common questions we get asked is, “Do I really need to service my HVAC system so often?” While we understand that maintenance can feel unnecessary, it’s effective at keeping your AC running smoothly. If you skip your service, you’ll find that your AC costs more to run and that you have more issues that need repair, causing electricity bills to creep up and costly emergency repairs.
There are several reasons we recommend regular servicing. Firstly, some parts of your heating and air conditioning unit wear down faster than others. As they stop working, they put more pressure on other parts of the HVAC system, which causes even more wear and tear.
Your unit will become less efficient, and you’ll have to spend more money to achieve the same cooling or heating. By reducing the wear and tear on a specific part, you can extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit and ensure it runs at peak efficiency for longer.
Regular maintenance is also an excellent time for your HVAC technician to diagnose potential issues. Our service schedule includes an inspection to monitor how well your HVAC system runs. The sooner we diagnose a potential issue, the better. Preventative maintenance ensures that minor problems don’t turn into expensive, time-consuming concerns.
Finally, most heating and air conditioning manufacturers have a clause in their warranty stating that you have to do regular maintenance. Failing to do so can void your warranty, which can be disastrous if your air conditioning system has a manufacturer’s fault.
Some HVAC issues can be potentially life-threatening. A malfunctioning furnace can produce excess carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that can become fatal if unnoticed. Regular maintenance can pick up heat exchanger issues before they can cause any harm.
While we understand that scheduling a service and having a service technician inspect your system can feel like a chore, we firmly believe that the results are worth it. If you want to keep your energy bills low, prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system, and ensure that you can claim your manufacturer’s warranty, then scheduling a service during the cooling season is the best way to save.
In general, most services take around one to two hours to complete. Our HVAC technician will arrive with a detailed preventative maintenance checklist covering every aspect of your air conditioning system. We usually divide the service into a cooling season service in the spring and a heating season service in the fall.
During the spring cooling season, we focus on your AC. Some of the maintenance tasks we do include:
- Clean and replace air filters
- Clean the condenser and evaporator coils
- Clean drain pans and remove any obstructions
- Inspect ducts for mold, leaks, and debris
- Check and refill refrigerant fluid
- Check thermostats for correct cooling function
- Examine the outdoor unit for debris
- Examine the electrical system and connections
- Lubricate moving parts in the motor
We follow a similar process during the heating season but focus more on the heat exchanger and furnace.
Preventative maintenance can make a huge difference in the quality of your HVAC system. While there are many aspects that you can do yourself, such as changing out filters and checking the refrigerant level, working with a professional service technician helps maintain your system as a whole and identify hard-to-find issues.
At Green Street HVAC, we have decades of experience with HVAC systems. We’ve seen all the ways they can break, and we have the expertise to address minor issues before they become serious. A professional HVAC technician will do the job faster and more efficiently, and they will ensure that your heating and air conditioning system keeps running at peak efficiency for the entire summer.
Don’t let a malfunctioning AC interfere with your summer fun. Green Street HVAC has proudly served the Springfield, TN, community for many years, and we can do the same for you. Get in touch with us at (615) 788-4329 to schedule your cooling season service today! You’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.