HVAC Maintenance Can Prevent These Serious Issues
December 02, 2020
One of the best feelings for a homeowner is the feeling of completing an HVAC tune-up each season. Scheduling preventative maintenance is more than just a chore; it’s one more way to keep your family comfortable and maintain your home’s polished stability. HVAC tune-ups are the peace of mind you deserve.
As things pile up, a shower drain gets clogged or the living room needs to be dusted, you can count on your heating and cooling to never falter if you schedule routine maintenance. Without your seasonal tune-ups, you may be looking at unexpected issues that could arise at any time throughout the year. We’ll give you an idea of how HVAC maintenance can prevent a whole host of issues with the following list.
HVAC belts are responsible for driving the pulley system in your unit. They rely on proper tension to power the blower and push air into the system. Over time, the tension in your belts starts to wan, which can cause your unit to freeze during cooling, lead to leaks, and damage to the compressor.
During an HVAC tune-up, a Mohr technician will inspect the condition of your belts and perform the following to keep them in the best shape possible:
- Tension the belts properly
- Clean the pulleys
- Inspect the drive and sheaves
System short circuits
When your system short circuits, there is a problem that is making the system work too hard and overheat. Whether they’re caused by a bad compressor or a clogged air filter, short circuits can be prevented with regular maintenance.
An HVAC technician will be able to diagnose a short circuit when it does happen. At each maintenance service, your tech will do a thorough inspection of the amps, condenser coils, compressor, filters, refrigerant, and more to prevent your system from overheating.
Carbon monoxide leaks
While your AC may not use fuel to operate, your HVAC system does. Carbon monoxide is emitted by your HVAC but is also contained within the system. If there are ever any CO leaks or your heat exchanger fails, you and your family are at risk for serious health effects. The only way to prevent carbon monoxide leaks is to schedule preventative maintenance.
Poor air quality
Thanks to an HVAC tune-up, your system will be less likely to experience any breakdowns or malfunctions. These tune-ups also improve the overall efficiency of your system, and the more efficient your system is, the better it will reduce allergens and pollutants in your home’s air. These irritants can cause even healthy homeowners to experience adverse health effects. With additional HVAC protection, you can bolster your home’s indoor air quality.
Your system can leak refrigerant as a result of common problems like damaged components and improper installations. A refrigerant leak can also occur because of corrosion in the pipes that carry the freon in the system. Technicians can spot signs of corrosion or worn components during your preventative maintenance service and prevent refrigerant issues from occurring.
In addition to common issues like old parts and dirty filters, a maintenance check goes over every aspect of your system. Our team will catch even the smallest of red flags because you should never have an inch of your comfort sacrificed. Schedule your preventative HVAC maintenance with Mohr today!