It’s that special time of year when the kids go back to school, the seasons change and the leaves turn beautiful colors. It’s also time to think about heating and A/C maintenance.
Fall is the perfect season to have your air conditioning and heating equipment tuned. That way you can be sure that your HVAC system will be ready to run safely and efficiently throughout Pennsylvania’s long winter and during the next summer.
Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance Requirements
- For safety reasons, all furnaces should be inspected and serviced annually.
- To improve energy efficiency, air conditioning maintenance should be performed annually.
- Heat pumps should be serviced twice a year.
- Older systems should be serviced frequently to prevent breakdowns and ensure safe operation.
What to Expect During a Seasonal Tune-Up
When you schedule a seasonal tune-up, our experts will assess each part of the system and complete more than one dozen tasks. With the gas and oil heating systems that we use in east-central Pennsylvania, maintenance is especially important. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a serious threat during the heating season. This toxic gas can build up in your home due to burners that are clogged with soot or vent pipes that are cracked.
Regular maintenance is also important if you have a forced air system with ducts and blowers that are shared by your furnace and your air conditioner. Whether we’re servicing an air conditioner or a heater, our technicians will lubricate moving parts, tighten bolts and belts and make sure that air is being properly routed throughout your home.
The Cost of Heating Maintenance
Industry experts say that about three-quarters of emergency calls could have been prevented with regular maintenance. A tune-up is inexpensive, and it can reduce costly repairs. To learn more about seasonal maintenance and how a tune-up can make your home more comfortable and efficient all year, call New Age Air today at 610-482-4498.