It’s Semi-Annual Maintenance Time for Your HVAC System

The signs of fall are emerging, and though some may feel a little out of place (pumpkin spice lattes and fall decorations in August), autumn’s official arrival is September 22 this year. Even in these uncertain times, calendars are filling up as you weather hurricane season while juggling work and family obligations. You may remember to change your air filters monthly, but scheduling semi-annual HVAC maintenance may have slipped your radar. In today’s post, we’ll talk about the benefits of air conditioning maintenance and heating tune ups.

The Case for Semi-Annual Maintenance

Professional associations, consumer organizations and manufacturers agree: system maintenance is critical to the performance of your HVAC system and the health of your family. Trane reports “regular HVAC preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance.” ENERGY STAR® recommends professional maintenance: “Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups.” They also provide consumers with maintenance checklists for heating and cooling systems.

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) also makes a strong case for regular HVAC maintenance. A few big pluses on their list:

● Cost savings (by way of lowering your energy bills and decreasing your risk of expensive breakdowns by up to 95 percent)
● Cleaner air (relief from indoor allergens and checking to be sure air ducts are clean)
● Home safety and comfort (protection against busted pipes, carbon monoxide and more while assisting your system in providing even distribution of warm or cool air)
● Environmental benefits (IAQA reports “a well-maintained HVAC system consumes considerably less fuel,” which reduces your environmental footprint)
● Peace of mind (knowing you’ve done your part to reduce the risk of major, unexpected repairs)

As for heating tune ups, getting your system ready for cooler temps offers a big payoff. Safety is a huge consideration; the CDC cautions consumers about the dangers of carbon monoxide, reporting “every winter when the temperature drops, your furnace can become a silent killer.” Additionally, when cooler temperatures arrive, you want to know your system is ready to warm your home. A well-maintained system consumes less energy, keeping costs down. Last, regular maintenance is likely a part of your system warranty terms.

What to Expect

When an ECHA professional arrives at your home for to perform semi-annual maintenance, you can expect the following:
● Performing a system’s operation check
● Checking thermostat calibration
● Reviewing safety controls, electrical components, connections and more
● Properly aligning mechanisms (such as belts and blowers)
● Ensuring adequate airflow
● Monitoring heating cycle
● Checking combustion air
● Cleaning of air filters, condensate drains, blower components, furnace burner and furnace ignition assembly
● Inspecting gas piping and lubricating furnace parts
● Adjusting pilot and gas pressure
● Applying protective coating
● And more

Seasonal Maintenance Special

Visit our Specials page for our $179 semi-annual maintenance coupon. Our technicians are NATE and ENERGY STAR® certified, delivering the best heating and air conditioning services to our neighbors in the greater Charleston area.

We’re Here to Help

The East Cooper Heating & Air team is committed to its employees, customers and communities. We are taking proper measures to ensure the safety of our team members and our customers. Let’s work together to keep you and your family comfortable. Contact us today to get started.

If you’re looking for a Charleston heating and cooling professional, give us a call today at (843) 375-6592 or fill out our online request form.

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