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3 HVAC Maintenance Services You Need

by Anthony Graves

Unfortunately, many homeowners forget all about their HVAC unit after installation. This leaves room for malfunctions to accumulate and strain the unit's operation. In order to keep your equipment in ship shape, you should schedule routine maintenance checks and allow HVAC services to address the issues when they're still minor. This article will highlight three HVAC maintenance services to expect from your technician. 

Cleaning Air Filters

Aside from heating and cooling your indoor spaces as needed, your HVAC unit also purifies your indoor air. The equipment comes with an in-built filter screen which traps allergens that might have been blown into your indoor spaces through the doors and windows. Over time, the filter screen accumulates dust, pollen, and pet dunder to a point where it cannot purify your indoor air anymore. This is where HVAC maintenance services come in; your technician will clean the clogged air filters. This way, they can continue purifying your indoor air to protect your family members from allergies and respiratory irritations.

Clean the Area Around Your HVAC Unit

Since most HVAC units are installed in basements, attics, and crawl spaces, it's quite normal for clutter to grow around them. If too much debris accumulates around the equipment, its performance can get compromised. It's your HVAC maintenance technician's job to clean the area around your HVAC unit to maintain optimum performance.

Your technician will go the extra mile by cleaning the actual equipment itself to remove any dust that might be hampering the components' performance. They'll also use this opportunity to inspect individual components to ensure they're in excellent condition.

Top Up Refrigerant Levels

Speaking of inspecting individual unit components, your technician will also check to see if your HVAC unit's refrigerant levels are sufficient. Even the slightest drop in this fluid's quantity can compromise the unit's operation and is an indication of a leak in the evaporator or condenser coil.

Usually, the technician will begin by checking underneath the HVAC's outside cabinet to see if the refrigerant has been leaking. Next, they'll thoroughly inspect the condenser and evaporator coils for any openings. If there are none, then your equipment is fit to cool and warm your indoor spaces as needed. However, if there is a leak, the technician has to first seal the openings and then top up the refrigerant levels, so the unit has enough fluid to facilitate cooling and heating.

To keep your heating and cooling unit in top shape, don't hesitate to contact HVAC services and schedule routine maintenance checks.