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Ventura 2017: HVAC Maintenance Facts and Tips
Learning the preventive maintenance tips for your HVAC is beneficial because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The schedule for preventive maintenance for a system that heats and cools is performed during spring and fall, at least once a year before the cooling season for your cooling system only, and same with your heating system before the heating season. The filters of your HVAC system must be checked, cleaned, or changed at least once a month to prevent high energy expenditure, and to prevent equipment damage.
It is important to have an annual system check one to two months before the summer season starts. It is important to inspect your outdoor unit by taking the following steps: inspect for the refrigerant level and adjust as necessary; clean leaves, dirt, and debris from cabinet; inspect and clean fan motor and fan blades and lubricate as needed; inspect the control box, wiring, connections, and accessories: inspect for the base pan for any restriction in drain openings and remove as needed; inspect compressor and tubing for any damage; and inspect and clean coil and cabinet. Clear your HVAC system by trimming plants and shrubs surrounding your air conditioning outdoor unit to make sure that air circulates properly. When it comes to taking care of your indoor units, it is important to inspect and clean your HVAC’s blower assembly, including the blower housing, blower wheel, and motor, and lubricate and replace fan belts of older models as needed. Check your HVAC indoor units for gas leaks and make adjustments to the burner assembly as necessary. It is essential to inspect your HVAC system’s safety controls and ignition system, the heat exchanger, heating elements, and flue system for proper attachment.
Progrmmable thermostat installation is important while you’re away or sleeping for reducing energy expenses by ten percent. Check your HVAC system while running to check for strange or unusual sounds; measure indoor and outdoor dry and wet bulb temperature; observe your unit’s capabilities and characteristics; measure low and high side system pressures; search for sources of strange or unusual odors; monitor heat pump and air conditioning systems for the right level of refrigerant; and monitor gas furnace for manifold gas pressure and correct line. If you need professional help on HVAC preventive maintenance tips, feel free to contact Ventura HVAC Maintenance for more information about our services today.