You’ve scheduled your seasonal HVAC maintenance in your Tarpon Springs, Florida, home, and are wondering what you can expect during the inspection. Your HVAC system is made up of many complex parts that need regular servicing and maintenance to perform efficiently. That’s why it’s important to have your system inspected twice a year. Let’s look at what to expect from your seasonal HVAC maintenance and how it can save you money.
Thermostat Setting Assessment
The thermostat is a very important part of your heating and cooling system. Due to the complexity of modern connected thermostats, they need to be assessed and occasionally re-calibrated to perform correctly. During the inspection, the technician will make sure that the settings are calibrated properly so that the thermostat will turn on at the right time to keep your family comfortable and shut down to conserve power when the house is empty.
Electrical Connections and Motor Inspection
Faulty electrical connections and frayed wires in the motor and throughout the HVAC system can not only cause your system to run poorly but can also be a fire hazard. The highly-qualified technicians from Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating will make sure that all connections are snug and fit correctly. All wires and wire harnesses will be inspected. If there is any sign of wear, they will be repaired and parts will be replaced as needed.
Lubrications Checked and Replaced
Lubrications are essential in helping to reduce resistance for all of the moving parts within your HVAC system. The levels and viscosity of the lubrication will be checked and if they need to be replaced, they will be.
Refrigerant is used in the air conditioning system to create cooling. In order for your air conditioner to cool properly, levels of refrigerant must be accurate. The compound used for refrigerant can be very dangerous and toxic and must be handled by one of our professionals who is certified in EPA 608. This certification ensures that our technicians have gone through special training and has the knowledge of proper handling and disposal techniques.
Exam and Clean the Outside Unit
As your evaporator and condenser unit for your air conditioner sits outside, a thorough inspection is necessary to make sure that the weather hasn’t caused any damage. Any dirt and debris will be removed and the condenser coils will be cleaned. If the system is running while the condenser coils are dirty, the ability of the system to cool properly can be reduced. The system will then have to run longer, increasing energy costs, and adding wear and tear to your air conditioning unit.
Starting Controls are Checked
Before starting your HVAC system, all controls need to be checked to assure that the starting cycle starts, runs properly, and shuts off correctly. It is important that the start capacitor is in good operating conditioning to ensure that the motor has the power and ability to begin the heating and cooling cycle.
Ductwork is Inspected
The ductwork that runs through your basement and attic brings cool or warm air into your home through the vents and registers. If your ductwork is leaking, much of that air will be lost. This can raise your energy bills, and bring dirty air into your home.
All of the ductwork will be thoroughly inspected and any leaks or cracks will be repaired. Your HVAC system will run more efficiently without leaky ductwork. Your indoor air quality will be greatly improved, creating a healthy environment for your family.
Air Filters Are Changed or Cleaned
Our friendly technicians will change your air filters and demonstrate to you how to properly change them so that you can continue to clean or change them on a monthly basis. The air filters are extremely important to keep clean as they trap dirt, dust, pollutants, and contaminants from blowing into your home. Changing them monthly will help to ensure that your air is fresh and clean in your Tarpon Springs, Florida, home.
To schedule an appointment for your seasonal HVAC maintenance and to learn more about our seasonal HVAC maintenance agreements, call Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating at 727-231-6911.
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