HVAC Maintenance Checklist

HVAC Maintenance Checklist

If you are a homeowner, you may have a long list of items to keep up to date in your home. Your HVAC is one household appliance that is often not included on that list for regular maintenance; however, if not properly taken care of, it can cause further problems putting the heat on your home and on your pocketbook. Find out how you can stay ahead of the game with our HVAC maintenance checklist.

When you work with Applegate Home Comfort you are working with a team dedicated to helping owners save money and properly care for home appliances. We provide easy, at-home steps that can be taken to increase the lifespan of your HVAC, and save money on costly repairs or replacements for broken heating and air conditioning systems. Additionally, we offer year round maintenance service to repair and upkeep any issues with your HVAC system while ensuring the repair is done right. Keep up with your HVAC with these simple steps.

At-Home Checklist

For many homeowners, HVAC systems can seem like a mystery beyond the thermostat. While the basic functions of heating and cooling can be performed through knowledge of the thermostat alone, this does not help homeowners upkeep their HVAC system or perform any at-home repairs.

Most air conditioning system have two main components: the outdoor unit,consisting of the condenser coil and compressor, and the evaporator coil usually installed inside the home atop the gas furnace. Knowing the location of your HVAC system will help to identify where damage has occurred to your system, and maintain it properly.

Like any part of your home, keeping your HVAC system clean will help it run more smoothly. For your outdoor unit, making sure it is clear of any dirt or debris will help it run more efficiently, as dirt can make the system work harder to keep your home cool and increase your overall energy bill.

Your HVAC, both indoor and outdoor units, should not be crowded by other appliances or furniture. This can cause overheating, and damage to both your air conditioning unit and your nearby appliances.

One of the most important items on your at-home checklist is changing your air filters regularly. Not only can this be a fire hazard if your air-filter is out of date, but it also will lessen the quality of air entering your home if not changed regularly.

By performing these simple, at home maintenance steps you can increase the lifespan of your HVAC, as well as prevent future repairs or replacement. However, not all HVAC maintenance can be done properly without professional assistance. Learn more about scheduling a maintenance call and the benefits it can have for your HVAC unit.

Annual Maintenance

Nothing is more frustrating than going to turn on your air conditioner or heater when the season calls for it, and finding no warm or cool air filling your home. It can be confusing as to how this happened as your HVAC system worked fine last year this time, and has not been used since. It is a common misconception by homeowners that a system will not need maintenance during months it is not used, but damage can still occur in these times.

One of the most essential components in bringing heated or cooled air throughout your home is the chemicals within your HVAC. When an HVAC system is turned off for the year, a proper maintenance call should be made to ensure that the chemicals do not continue to leak out of the system. Leaking chemicals can be costly for your energy bill, and cause damage all season long to your HVAC system.

While homeowners will occasionally notice an actual leak or puddle near their unit, it is more common for the leak to be internal, and more difficult to spot. When you schedule professional maintenance through Applegate Home Comfort, we not only look at every aspect of your HVAC unit, but we also help owners learn what to look for to spot issues earlier on.

Our heating and cooling specialists will also properly clean all coils of your HVAC, increasing productivity when used. Additionally, our professional will check details down to the ground your HVAC unit is installed on, ensuring that it is level and in the shade for most efficiency.

Increased Lifespan

When you maintain your HVAC properly you are increasing the lifespan of your system. While repairs can seem costly, they are only a fraction of the price of a full replacement. At Applegate Home Comfort, we are in the business of helping you save money through prolonging the productivity of your current HVAC system.

Keep the heat off your pocketbook and your home by investing in proper maintenance with Applegate Home Comfort today.

Contact Applegate Home Comfort Today

If you are interested in scheduling a maintenance visit, want to learn more tips and tricks for maintaining your HVAC system, or just want to speak to a professional contact us today!

You can also call our Okemos, MI office at 517.337.7700

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