Why Spring HVAC Maintenance is a Must – The Tustin Group
Why Spring HVAC Maintenance is a Must
Spring will soon be upon us, which means that it’s time for a seasonal HVAC maintenance check. It won’t be long before you’ll need to switch your HVAC system to cooling during business hours. Even though it may be a while before the serious hot weather comes, you don’t want to be among those who find themselves having a problem with their system on the first hot day of the season.
It’s not unusual for failures to occur when a system is turned on after a period of inactivity. Your air conditioning system has been dormant for quite a few months and you should have it checked out before the hot weather gets here. Early spring is also a good time to clean the outdoor coils and check for any problems that may have developed over the winter. Over time electrical connections tend to become loose, which results in hot connections, low voltage to motors, high amperage that can damage motors, and even cause a fire.
If you have a preventive maintenance contract, your technician will probably check all of the electrical connections while he’s there. Otherwise you’ll need to ask the technician specifically to do so. Most HVAC maintenance contracts include checking this, but it’s not normally done during non-contract service calls.
At a bare minimum, you should schedule an HVAC maintenance visit at least twice a year. Establishing a preventive maintenance program with a reputable HVAC maintenance company will ensure that a systematic check is performed on your HVAC system. A reliable, efficiently operating HVAC system means more comfort for your tenants, and money saved for building owners over the long term. Happy Spring!A regular program of pro-active HVAC maintenance can go a long way toward keeping your system operating safely and efficiently. Research shows that unmaintained units need to work 20 percent harder to produce the same amount of cooling or heating as a well-maintained unit. In addition to cleaning coils, changing belts and air filters, an experienced HVAC maintenance technician will monitor the system operation and can recognize anomalies that a non-trained person wouldn’t notice. Catching developing problems early helps reduce the amount of billable hours charged for troubleshooting problems, which can be usually be corrected with minimum expense and inconvenience. When left unattended until a failure occurs, more often than not, costs considerably more to correct.
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