Is your system not keeping up like it used to? Does it seem to be running all the time? If so, you might want to have it cleaned and serviced. At Huntsville Heating & Cooling, we highly recommend routine maintenance be performed at least once a year. Proper servicing and maintenance of your system will reduce your overall operational costs, costly emergency repairs, as well as extend life of your system. Many issues which cause a system failure can often be detected and avoided through regular maintenance.
Replace Your Air Filters Regularly for Improved Comfort and Efficiency
The most important maintenance task is to routinely replace or clean filters. Dirty filters block normal airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. The blocked airflow puts additional strain on the motors which could then overheat and fail. Keeping your filter clean can lower your energy consumption by five to fifteen percent. Filters may need to be changed more often if your system is subjected to dusty conditions or especially if you have pets in your home.
Coils Need to Breathe
The air-conditioner's evaporator coil and condenser coil get dirty over months and years of daily use. Over time the evaporator coil will collect dirt, reducing airflow and its ability to absorb heat. Outdoor condenser coils can become very dirty through regular use. Outdoor pets, dryer vents, leaves and foliage, lawnmowers and nearby construction can be sources of dirt and debris that can cover the coils and reduce air flow. Have your coils checked every year and cleaned when necessary.
Normal Wear and Tear
Most people run their comfort systems non-stop year-round. Just like any mechanical item, over time some of your system's parts will begin to break down and fail. Motors, belts, bearings, filters, switches, fan blades, contactors, capacitors, control boards, valves pilots, sensors, burners and heat exchangers should all be checked regularly to ensure they are in good working order.
Call the Professionals at Huntsville Heating & Cooling
At Huntsville Heating & Cooling, we provide thorough annual and seasonal maintenance services for homeowners throughout Huntsville, Madison, and the surrounding Madison County area. Whether it's a one-time annual maintenance service or our twice a year ComfortPlus Service Plan, we're here to help. Schedule your service by filling out our Online Service Request Form or calling our office at 256-533-4020.