Fall can sometimes be a busy time for people, especially for families getting back into the swing of school and fall sports. But for all Newtown Square homeowners, the season is perfect for getting a maintenance check on your heating and air conditioning system. This is usually not a busy time for HVAC companies and they can usually come out at a time that’s convenient for you.
One thing you can always do on your own is clean or change the air filters in your system. Some models just need to be taken out and washed, while others are replaceable. When you take time to clean or change the air filter, it adds to the life of your system. When a filter is dirty, the system has to work harder, which increases the amount of energy it needs to run and can cause your energy bills to go up considerably. A dirty filter can also lead to damage to the other components of your system, which could potentially lead to failure and the need to replace it in the future.
When you call on a professional Newtown Square heating technician to do routine maintenance, there are several things they will do. First, they will turn the system on and begin inspecting it. They will check the thermostat settings to make sure you’re getting the most out of each setting. Then they will tighten all the electrical connections on the systems and lubricate any moving parts it may have.
They will also check the condensation drain while the system is turned to air conditioning mode to make sure everything looks okay. When a drain gets clogged it can cause water damage, which is a potentially expensive problem to fix.
A professional technician will also check all the controls on the system to make sure they are operating correctly. They should start, operate and shut off promptly.
Specifically in the fall months, professional technicians will look to make sure all oil or gas connections are hooked up properly, make sure the gas pressure is working, and that the burner combustion as well as the heat exchanger are all doing their jobs properly. Preventative maintenance is the key to getting the most life out of your heating and cooling system. To schedule an appointment today, give Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call!