Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for your Monmouth County home’s fall maintenance check. An energy-efficient and effectively operating heating system is the best defense against the cold and nasty weather of northeastern winters. But to get the most out of your equipment, you’ll want to ensure that it gets proper seasonal maintenance come autumn.
When you contact your local HVAC contractor for your fall maintenance, here are some of the things they’ll inspect and service:
- Inspection of thermostat settings. A programmable thermostat is an excellent tool to ensure your home’s HVAC system is efficiently cooling and heating your home at the correct times. During a seasonal inspection, your contractor will check its settings to ensure it’s correctly programmed and operating.
- Electrical inspection. Your technician will test the voltage on your system’s components and inspect all of its electrical connections. He or she will safely replace or repair any broken, loose or disconnected connections and wiring.
- Lubricate moving parts. Increased friction causes normal wear and tear, but properly lubricating moving parts can boost their operational lifetime and increase your equipment’s efficiency.
- Condensate drain inspection. It is very important that your equipment’s condensate drain is unobstructed and able to properly drain. When it can’t, it can cause big malfunctions. It’s also important to inspect this location for potential mold and bacteria growth that can impact your indoor air quality.
- Inspection of system controls. In addition to checking the thermostat’s settings, your HVAC technician will also ensure that your equipment properly starts and shuts down according to thermostat.
- Checking, cleaning, and possibly replacing the air filter. Air filters should be changed every month during the heavy-use seasons, and every three months otherwise. Your HVAC technician will perform this task during the maintenance visit, but he or she can also show you how to do it for the times in between visits.
For more information about your heating equipment, or to schedule a fall maintenance visit, contact your local HVAC experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Family owned and operated, we serve Monmouth County and surrounding areas.
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