If there’s anything we tout the benefits of, a lot, it’s going to be New Braunfels, TX HVAC maintenance. Just as you get your car tuned-up on a regular basis, you should also have your climate control systems checked out and serviced as well. You wouldn’t want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere with a broken down car, nor would you want to be in the dead of winter without a working heating system.
Temperatures don’t get as bitterly cold as other parts of the country experience, but it’s never a bad idea to have your heater maintained, no matter how briefly it may get used. And scheduling maintenance before you actually need to use your heater the most is the best way to ensure that you run into as little problems as possible. But what do HVAC technicians actually do during maintenance?
They Thoroughly Inspect Your Heater
This is probably the most vital part of heating system maintenance. During your maintenance session, our technicians will check your system inside and out to ensure that it’s set to operate as it should, and that it doesn’t have any urgent repair needs. If any repairs are deemed necessary, then we recommend that you take care of them now, before winter hits in earnest, so you’re less likely to have an emergency later on.
They Provide a Comprehensive Cleaning
Were you aware that even one small dirty component can have a negative impact on your entire heating system? For instance, if your heat pump’s coil is blocked by a layer of dust, then it will not be able to absorb heat from the outside air as it should be able to. Or, if you have a dirty burner in your furnace, then the system won’t be able to effectively generate heat.
They Adjust Parts That Need It
On occasion, the components of your heating system may need adjusting, as they become loose or bent as the years go on. For instance, you may have a loose furnace panel, a bent flame sensor, or maybe a misaligned coil.
While each of these problems on their own are relatively minor, without the proper adjustments in can create accelerated wear and tear, and leave you with an emergency repair or a broken down system.
Our Maintenance Professionals are Thorough!
When you schedule your heating maintenance appointment with our team, you can rest assured that nothing will be missed. Our heating maintenance sessions include performing safety checks—such as any potential exposure to carbon monoxide due to a faulty furnace—checking your air filter, thermostat, pilot operation, the flue, and much more.
It also includes a ductwork inspection, which is vital to the functionality of your system if you’re utilizing a forced-air heater. Your ductwork, which impacted by holes or tears, can lose up to 30% of the conditioned air that’s meant for your home. This is a huge drain on your energy usage, and subsequently, your wallet.