When is the Best Time to Have My HVAC System Maintained?
December 15, 2017
Maintenance isn’t just about repairs, it’s also about making sure you’re not putting additional wear and tear on your system.
As the cold weather approaches, many homeowners are glad to be able to shut the air conditioning down and get a break on their electric bills. But before you forget about the air conditioner until next year, you might want to consider having it maintained by a professional HVAC company. Prior to shutting it down, having someone perform maintenance service on it is important to ensure that when springtime rolls around it is ready and able to start up again.
Why Maintenance is Important
Obviously, if you have noticed signs that your HVAC system isn’t working properly, then it is time to call a St. Louis HVAC contractor to repair it. But maintenance isn’t just about repairs, it is also about making sure that you aren’t putting additional wear and tear on your equipment because it is dirty, has built-up debris or something isn’t working as efficiently as it should. If you don’t maintain your HVAC equipment, including your air conditioner and your furnace, then you are minimizing its life-cycle and aging it faster than it should be.
The Best Time to Have it Serviced
The best time to have your air conditioner serviced is during the winter time when it isn’t needed. The types of maintenance required are things like:
- Cleaning out the air filters or replacing them if need be
- Removing all dirt and debris that might be stuck inside of the compressor housing
- Removing dirt and debris from the grills and ductwork that can lead to blockages that put hardship on the compressor
- Tightening any fittings or screws that might be loose and can lead to wear and tear on the machine
St. Louis HVAC Maintenance
Before you call an HVAC company for maintenance, make sure that you know who you are calling. Their reputation is important, as is their expertise and experience. Try to find a company that has a good rapport with the community. Ask around for referrals when possible. You can just go to the internet and read reviews, but remember that sometimes reviews are nothing more than paid advertising. Just make sure you know where the reviews are coming from.
You will also want to make sure that you get everything in writing and that the contractor you hire is bonded, licensed and insured, especially if they intend to make any repairs on your HVAC system. You will want to make sure that they know what they are doing before hiring them to work on your HVAC system.
Scott-Lee Heating Company
At Scott-Lee Heating Company, we deliver “Peace of Mind” by virtue of everything that we do to make the environment of your home as comfortable as it can possibly be for you and your entire family. We have earned the coveted “Dave Lennox Award” 26 out of the last 28 years (since the award’s creation). Contact us today and let us show you why. Call us at (314) 200-0788 for a free estimate.