Regarding HVAC systems for residential needs, you may want to get a broader vision. Here are seven points on preventative maintenance on the HVAC system you may want to consider.
#1. Savings is on Preventive Maintenance
By taking care of the HVAC system means you also take care of yourself and the family. The PMAs or the Preventative maintenance agreements are meant for the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) of the quality contractor you are involved in for scheduled maintenance and inspections on your system of air conditioning, ventilation and heating.
#2. Energy Consumption
Most likely, the system of HVAC is a single biggest energy use in your home. In which the refrigerator is applied, based on the commercial applications, a huge amount of energy is used in the building. The fact is, more than a third of the energy that is used in the United States is used to cool and heat buildings.
#3. Not Out of Mind; Out of Sight
Maintenance negligence on the HVAC system is often based on the out of sight, out of mind cliché as the most reasons. Usually, the HVAC systems are usually installed in a place that is not seen, for example in a basement section, on rooftops or in mechanical rooms, and this making it easy to ignore them.
#4. Check your HVAC System Regularly
HVAC system should be checked twice annually, and it is the same necessary thing like changing the car oil for every 3,000 miles.
#5. Expect these Things done by ACCA member services
During a PMA visit, you should expect the ACCA member service to check the functions of the system and adjust the operating sequence. Moreover, expect them to inspect the electrical connections and components and repair/replace or tighten as required, lubricate and clean motors just like required, and ensure the airflow to work properly and change the air filters that are already dirty, and more.
#6. Maintenance Check in Spring Visit
For the summer season, the member service is expected to check on the operation so that it works efficiently, which are cleaning the outside coil and straightening the fins. Expect them to check on the refrigerant levels and if it is found to be low, the leak should be found and then fixed.
#7. Maintenance Check in Fall Visit
In the fall visit, they are expected to clean the burner, from fireside burner removing the soot, check operation and clean the humidifier, inspect cracks on the heat exchanger, and more.
This preventive maintenance guidance may help you to check the health of the HVAC system on your home. You may also have a self-check on the maintenance done by the service members, so they will not left any checking they should.