New England summers can be brutally hot with high humidity that makes the air feel…
The extreme swings between bitter cold and heat and humidity in Connecticut can stress heating and cooling equipment. The home HVAC system is among the biggest expenses faced by a homeowner, and it’s critical to protect that investment in equipment through preventive maintenance.
Preventive maintenance on your HVAC system will not only ensure that the equipment is operating at maximum efficiency but it will also extend the life of that equipment. Government research shows that a regular tune-up of your heating and cooling system will save you money in the long run because of reduced energy costs. The high efficiency air conditioners on the market now can cut electric bills significantly but only if they are properly maintained.
When a trained service technician comes to your home to perform the maintenance check, they will do several things:
- Check refrigerant levels and inspect for leaks
- Clean and straighten condenser coils to ensure proper air flow
- Check gas connections for leaks
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Test thermostat to make sure it’s cycling the system on and off properly
- Check air filter
Most manufacturers of heating and cooling equipment require annual preventive maintenance on their equipment to maintain the warranty. Many contractors offer service contracts that will include a visit in the spring to tune up the air conditioning system and a visit in the fall to prepare the heating system for winter. When you sign a maintenance agreement, you also likely will receive discounts on repairs and the purchase of new equipment.
Glasco Heating and Air Conditioning has more than 15 years experience taking care of the HVAC systems of homeowners in the state of Connecticut.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning services South Windsor, Connecticut and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.