Many people who have a comprehensive HVAC system are not aware that their system requires regular maintenance and upkeep. Even simple ACs need such a tune-up, but HVACs are more complex and more dependent on these tune-ups than other systems precisely due to their complexity.
Even if you know about all of this, you are probably unaware of what is included in this tune-up. It’s one thing to hear that these are crucial, but a completely different thing to understand why servicing is critical for your HVAC system’s performance and functionality.
With that in mind, we wanted to give you a short overview and explanations of how an HVAC tune-up works and why it matters. Then you’ll know when and why you need to call the professionals who will perform the complete tune-up.
The Importance of an HVAC Tune-Up
Before we give you a list of items included in a tune-up, let’s briefly discuss why they are essential.
First of all, preventative maintenance exists for the sole reason to keep the entire HVAC system running smoothly and effectively.
Without maintenance, the system’s performance will deteriorate over time, like any other system. When the deterioration reaches critical levels, the entire system is likely to break. That’s when you’ll need the repairs which are more costly and time-consuming than a dozen tune-ups.
Routine maintenance will keep the system running for a much longer time than it would otherwise. You’re substantially extending the life of your HVAC system with regular maintenance.
In the end, tune-ups reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning as extremely faulty HVAC systems can release more of this gas which you should not breathe.
Everything Included in an HVAC System Tune-Up
Before a tune-up occurs, you need to schedule it, and it’s best to do so when it’s most convenient for you. However, since these tune-ups are necessary only twice per year, we are sure that you won’t have a problem setting it up whenever it’s most convenient for you.
Additionally, the complete tune-up doesn’t last long, only an hour or two, as long as nothing is broke and everything goes according to plan.
Now, a regular HVAC tune-up consists of 30 or more points. That means that each part of the system is inspected by professionals to make sure that everything is running smoothly.
The 30+ point tune-up usually includes things like inspection of heat exchangers, condenser motors, controls, safety devices, and more. It also checks carbon monoxide levels, temperatures, pressures, connections, and relays.
Tune-ups don’t only consist of inspections though; they also involve cleaning of both the air conditioning system and furnace. Naturally, you can perform the cleaning yourself, but you can never do it as thoroughly or carefully as certified professionals who know precisely what they need to do.
In the end, the technicians will also service your HVAC system if they find any problem within the system. It is probably the most crucial part of the complete tune-up as this is where you get your money’s worth and more.
Call the Professionals!
Now, if you’re ready to schedule your HVAC tune-up, you can do so with Frederick Air as we are Frederick County’s only Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and our experience in the industry dates back to 1992.