Prevent Costly HVAC Repairs
Here at HVAC Philly, we’re all about customer satisfaction; Continued Satisfaction, in the sense that our prerequisite is not only to install and service your air conditioning and heating systems properly but also to provide your appliances with longevity. That is a continued and unquenchable passion of ours which is why major brands like Lennox, Goodman, Bryant, LG, Fujitsu, Air Temp to mention but a few place their esteemed trust in our services.
This piece here aims to show our unending desire for said longevity for your unit by listing out a few maintenance tips every month that will help keep away those dreaded costly repairs on your HVAC systems.
Furnace Maintenance tips:
Now, before venturing to shut off the furnace, it is EXTREMELY important to check for a couple of very vital signs; First off is checking for black soot around the furnace which might indicate a carbon monoxide problem, looking to see if the burning flame of the furnace is anything other than a constant blue flame and last but not least smelling in and around the furnace for any potential gas leaks. In the event that any of these checks come up positive, it is imperative to immediately contact an HVAC Philly Technician as neglect poses a serious threat both to life and property.
Next tip is to regularly replace the filter. The filter is responsible for preventing dirt and other particles from getting into the furnace. Replacement intervals should be between 1-3 months depending on the type of filter and climate and condition of the home.
Another important tip is to regularly dust off and clean the surfaces in and around the furnace as doing so adds valuable years to your furnace life. Vents can be cleaned with a vacuum while other parts can be cleaned with a damp cloth or dust brush.
Lastly, inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s in tip-top shape. If it’s not, you should call an HVAC Philly technician to properly check the thermostat and replace it if need be.
Air Conditioner Maintenance tips:
The first step to take is to turn off the power to the unit at the main power source in your home. Then, it is advisable to check for sign of overheating and any broken or loose electrical components. If any of the said problems occur, it is advisable to call an HVAC Philly technician to properly fix the problem.
One important thing that is essential to the high functioning nature of the unit is the air filter. It should be cleaned or replaced on a monthly basis, as too much dust and debris clogging it will reduce the airflow it produces. Additional things to check for are the functionalities of the condenser unit fan and the thermostat. If there are any chips in the condenser unit fan blades, it should be replaced.
All in all, in the course of maintenance of your HVAC system, it is always advisable to call an HVAC Philly technician if any problem is found or unexpectedly occurs. Lastly, when it’s all said and done it is more cost effective to maintain your unit than to repair it.
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