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Preventative Maintenance

Do You Need An HVAC Seasonal Tune-Up or Preventative Maintenance?

Your responsibilities include your house, yard, and everything else. You want to make sure everything is in good working order. One of those things is your HVAC system. This refers to your air conditioner and furnace. If this system goes down, you end up with costly repairs and discomfort while waiting for repairs.

When it comes to heating and cooling systems, there are two ways you can stay on top of things. You want to avoid repairs or replacements if possible. One way is by getting an HVAC tune-up. You should also have routine preventative maintenance. These two may sound similar but are actually different. They focus on different areas of the system.

The Difference Between an HVAC Tune-Up and Preventative Maintenance:

Features of an HVAC Tune-Up

  1. Cleaning and inspecting the condenser.
  2. Inspecting contacts, wiring, and capacitors.
  3. Cleaning the evaporator coil.
  4. Inspecting blades and lubricating fan motors.

An HVAC tune-up is like the service you give your car when it has a few problems but is still running well. It can save on energy costs and reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It also helps to reduce the risk of costly breakdowns. We recommend a tune-up twice per year at the start of each heating or cooling season.

Features of Preventative Maintenance

  1. Checking for oil leaks.
  2. Inspecting the thermostat.
  3. Wiring inspections.
  4. Testing fan motors and belts.
  5. Checking for noise or vibration.

Preventative maintenance takes a look at the system. It makes sure that all moving parts are working without friction or wear on stationary parts. It also makes sure that all the hoses and drains are working and connected as they should be. The purpose of this is to keep your HVAC system running at top efficiency all year long with no surprises.

If your HVAC system hasn’t had a check in a while, it may be time for a tune-up to get ready for the summer cooling season. The service doesn’t take long to complete and you can have peace of mind that cool air will be there when you need it.

Avoid waiting for a service technician to arrive because your A/C is out. Call Harwich Port Heating and Cooling today. Find out what we can do to keep you cool and comfortable all year long.