HVAC Services & Maintenance

Residential Maintenance Service

Residential Maintenance Service is a must to ensure that your heating and AC continue to function. Maybe you are beginning your search for an HVAC service company to perform preventative maintenance? There’s a chance that you’re not clear about everything a residential preventive maintenance program includes. If you already have a preventative maintenance contract, you could be out in the cold about whether you and your neighbors are getting the same value and service!

That’s where an HVAC preventative maintenance checklist comes in handy.
  • While preventative maintenance agreements can differ, the most important thing is that you’re getting what you signed up and paid for.
  • First, let’s look at a checklist covering tasks typically included in the preventative maintenance (PM) agreement. You can use this checklist when comparing companies and prices.
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Fall/winter preventative maintenance tasks

Your HVAC service company performs these HVAC preventative maintenance tasks to check your heating system and prepare it for the heating season. Complete these steps to avoid unexpected furnace woes this winter.

✅ Replace filters on heating equipment.
✅ Inspect ignition burner assembly.
✅ Examine the heat exchanger or heating elements.
✅ Study flue system and ensure secure attachment to the furnace.
✅ Inspect for gas leaks with gas furnaces.
✅ Assess gas pressure.
✅ Check belts and pulley tension.
✅ Clear drain lines and pans.
✅ Check electrical connections.
✅ Lubricate motors, bearings, and other moving parts.
✅ Check thermostats and controls.
✅ Inspect heat pump cycling.
✅ Examine ductwork and vents.
✅ Check fan and blower operation and adjust as needed.

Spring/summer preventative maintenance tasks

Your HVAC service company performs these preventative maintenance tasks to prepare your air conditioning system for the cooling season ahead.

✅ Clean or replace filters.
✅ Test thermostats and controls to make sure temperatures and timer functions are correctly set.
✅ Change batteries.
✅ Check electrical system and connections.
✅ Clean condenser and evaporator coils.
✅ Clear drain pans of any standing water to avoid overflows.
✅ Clean drain lines for proper flow and clear clogs.
✅ Replace worn belts.
✅ Check for debris around outdoor unit.
✅ Inspect ducts for mold, dust, and debris or air leaks.
✅ Observe relative humidity levels.
✅ Check refrigerant system for leaks.
✅ Lubricate motor bearings and moving parts.
✅ Check fan motor(s).
✅ Inspect cabinet for air leaks and check cabinet door for proper closure.
✅ Check blowers and blades for proper airflow.
✅ Provide air purification options.

Preventative Maintenance Checklist

Use this HVAC preventative maintenance checklist as a guideline and avoid costly HVAC repair bills! Whether you are a homeowner or a business, HVAC maintenance is necessary!
Contact an HVAC company expert today! Call us at (425) 582-0473.

1. Now that you know some of the basics covered under preventative maintenance contracts, you can begin the conversation with a few different HVAC service companies.

2. You don’t have to get locked into a one-size-fits-all agreement. Look for a company that adjusts your HVAC preventative maintenance contract based on your needs, equipment, and budget.

3. Contract terms can differ significantly. You might limit the annual HVAC maintenance tasks on one system, such as AC. You might choose a quarterly maintenance program. That option works best when you need more frequent service to change filters in tough-to-reach places and clean coils. Often an additional appointment is required around June for coil cleaning on outdoor units in areas with many Cottonwood trees.

4. Twice-annual preventative maintenance is our number one seller! It’s wise to schedule these visits in the spring and fall before the peak air conditioning and heat seasons.

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