What Happens During My HVAC Maintenance?


Your HVAC unit is one of the most important systems in your home. Without it, your home wouldn’t be comfortable. It is no different from any other piece of equipment you use all the time — it won’t work properly unless it undergoes regular maintenance. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that businesses and homeowners have their HVAC systems inspected on an annual basis before the start of the season during which each part of the system is going to be used.

For Floridians, the air conditioning portion of the HVAC system is essential. An annual inspection will assure you that your system is working properly and efficiently and that there are no safety issues. You can count on our Gembecki Mechanical Services certified technicians to perform a full HVAC inspection before the heating or cooling season to assure you that your system is working properly and that you’ll be comfortable all season long.

Inspection of System Components for Heating and Cooling

During routine HVAC maintenance, this is what you can expect your certified technician to do:

  • Check the thermostats to make sure that the cooling system works properly and that it will keep the house comfortable all season long.
  • Tighten electrical connections to make sure everything is safe and that there is no fire hazard because of electrical problems. Besides the safety issue, faulty connections can shorten the lifespan of your system. Your technician will measure current and voltage during this portion of the inspection.
  • Lubricate all moving parts of the HVAC system. Lack of lubrication will cause friction between the moving parts and the system’s motor. That forces the system to work harder, and that uses more energy. Ultimately, your utility bill will be higher.
  • Check the condensate drain to make sure it isn’t clogged. A clogged condensate drain will affect humidity levels in the home or business.
  • Check the system controls to make sure that everything is running safely. The technician will make sure that the starting cycle works properly. It affects the entire system from start to operation and shutdown.

Inspect the Air Conditioning Part of the HVAC System

  • Clean the evaporator and condenser coils to improve the efficiency of the system. Dirty coils will force the system to run longer than necessary and use far more energy than the system should use. When you clean these coils regularly, you extend the life of your entire HVAC system and improve the efficiency of your air conditioning unit.
  • Adjust and clean the blower components to ensure that the system is running efficiently. The blower portion of your air conditioning unit is outside. The accumulation of dirt, debris, and leaves will compromise the efficiency of your system, and this forces your air conditioner to work harder to keep your home or business comfortable.

If you have a permanent air filter in your system, the technician will clean it as part of a seasonal inspection and maintenance program. If you have disposable air filters, your HVAC technician can show you how to change them. The filters should be replaced every month.

Contact Gembecki today to find out about our commercial and residential maintenance and service programs. We look forward to serving you!

Image Source: Flickr

Speak Your Mind