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How Regular Maintenance Can Extend the Life of Your HVAC Unit
27 Mar
By: Climate Control

HVAC units are expensive pieces of property; in fact, they are investments in your comfort. Maintenance agreements are excellent ways to make sure you get the most out of that investment. Preventative care not only makes sure the HVAC unit will work when it needs to, but will also prolong its life.

Regular Maintenance for an HVAC Unit

The maintenance tasks will vary depending on the HVAC unit, its age and condition. However, typical maintenance tasks include:

  • Cleaning and replacing air filters.
  • Examining wiring and electrical connections to see if anything is pulling too much current.
  • Making sure the condensate drain is working properly.
  • Checking ductwork for leaks.
  • Inspecting motors, fans and other moving parts for smooth operation and adding lubrication as necessary.
  • Cleaning condenser coils and evaporator.
  • Checking refrigerant levels.
  • Confirming exhaust vents are open, with no obstructions.

How Maintenance Tasks Will Extend HVAC Life

An HVAC unit is a complicated piece of equipment. It has many moving parts, electrical connections and mechanical linkages that can wear away and degrade over time. If an HVAC owner waits until these problems cause the unit to stop working, the technicians might come out to work with a severely damaged system. Besides that, repairs made after an HVAC unit has already broken down can be much more expensive. 

Catching those problems early, during a regularly scheduled maintenance visit, means most HVAC technicians can make the necessary repairs at a slight discount.

If you'd like to learn more about maintenance agreements and how they can extend the life of your HVAC unit, feel free to contact us today.

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