Annual Preventative Maintenance

An Ounce of Prevention.

#1 way to prolong the life of your HVAC system: Change your furnace filter.

Every central heating and cooling system should be serviced by a heating and cooling professional twice yearly - at the beginning of cooling season and the beginning of heating season.

For furnaces, your service technician should:

  • Perform any necessary cleaning, including the heat exchanger and burner.
  • Inspect the venting system and confirm that it is operating properly.
  • Check for soot, leaks, rust, corroded electrical contacts and frayed wires.

For heat pumps and air conditioners, your servicer should:

  • Inspect the indoor evaporator coil for cleanliness and clean if necessary.
  • Inspect the furnace or air handler blower assembly for proper operation and cleanliness.
  • Inspect all electrical connections.
  • Check the system's refrigerant level.
  • Check the operation of the compressor and outdoor fan motor.

If the outdoor unit's refrigerant level is low, your servicer should check for leaks and repair the leak or replace the leaking component - not just add more refrigerant.

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