HVAC Seasonal Service – Heat Checks
For many homeowners in San Antonio, a change of seasons means switching HVAC settings from cooling to heating. Of course, anybody who lives within the San Antonio is also well-aware that there can be days when some AC is needed even during the fall and winter months. This is exactly why we firmly recommend that HVAC season service include AC repair, furnace inspections, and an overall evaluation of your heating and cooling system and its various components and parts. Fortunately, we’re your trusted source for this type of service.
Why Have Your Heater Checked Before Cooler Weather Arrives?
Being proactive about HVAC maintenance before you are regularly using your heater can reduce the odds that you’ll suddenly be without heat when days get cooler. When you contact us for seasonal maintenance, one of our trusted local heating technicians will arrive promptly to check your furnace. A typical furnace-related inspection includes:
- Checking each heating element
- Inspecting system controls
- Removing and cleaning burners, when necessary
- Inspecting the heat exchanger for signs of cracks and deterioration
- Cleaning and adjusting the pilot and pilot assembly on gas units
- Inspecting the electric ignition on electric units
- Checking the thermostat to make sure it’s giving accurate readings
- Inspecting the motor, air filter, belts and pulleys, and flue pipe
You may be surprised to learn that lack of maintenance is commonly ranked as one of the top furnace-related problems. This is because dirt and debris can accumulate over time and accelerate wear and tear. A poorly maintained system also tends to work harder, which can contribute to even more issues with motors, belts, and other essential parts.
The good news is that if you do need a new heating element, a replacement filter, or various repairs performed we can easily provide what you need or get the necessary work done quickly and affordably. If there are any serious issues detected during a routine check, we’ll tell you what’s going on, give you an honest estimate, and let you decide what’s right for your needs and budget.
What Does Air Conditioning System Maintenance Involve?
It’s just as important to consider seasonal preventive maintenance for your cooling system. You’re welcome to schedule HVAC seasonal service for the purpose of assessing your AC before you get ready to start using your air conditioning on a regular basis of just prior to the arrival of cooler weather.
A licensed and trained AC repair technician from our team will evaluate all components of your air conditioning system to identify possible sources of inefficiency. AC repair can also be performed on the spot if a problem that should be taken care of sooner rather than later is discovered. A routine cooling system inspection involves:
- Cleaning dirty condenser coils
- Lubricating moving parts
- Checking refrigerant levels and making necessary adjustments
- Looking for and correcting worn contacts and loose wire connections
- Evaluating the condensate drain
- Filter checks and replacements
- Thermostat checks and calibrations
- Cleaning and inspecting the motor
Proactive AC repair can also be performed if a clogged or dirty filter. Plus, we can give you advice on how often to change your air filter and how to tell if it’s time to clean or change it. An easy way to do this is to see if any light passes through your filter. If it doesn’t, it’s time to change or clean it. If your unit’s motor or compressor isn’t operating as expected, breakers and fuses can be checked, as can wiring. Our seasonal HVAC checks include both inside and outside units.
Why Call On an HVAC Service or AC Repair Technician?
An El Niño winter can mean warmer than usual temperatures throughout Texas. When this particular weather phenomenon occurs, you may find yourself switching back and forth between heat and cool settings on your HVAC system. For this reason, it’s best to err on the side of caution and have a full HVAC check performed that includes both furnace repair and AC repair if issues are detected. We also pay attention to ductwork when performing seasonal checks and routine maintenance inspections since damaged or dirty ducts can be just as problematic.
Seasonal preventative maintenance is meant to improve your peace of mind and guard against unexpected issues. A seasonal check could also extend the life-cycle of your HVAC unit, furnace, or heat pump. Our technicians are trained to look for leaks, damaged wires, and signs of inefficient operations when performing this type of work. Seasonal HVAC checks and regular preventative maintenance steps may reduce HVAC-related energy costs by anywhere from 5 to 40 percent, depending on what type of system or set-up is being used. Another perk associated with our seasonal checkups is the ability to maintain your indoor air quality, which can be especially beneficial if you have people in your household with allergies or respiratory issues.
Another reason to contact us for seasonal HVAC service is to reduce your odds of needing AC repair right in the middle of a hot Texas summer when we’re getting a lot of requests for service. While we always make an effort to arrive promptly regardless of when we’re contacted, calling on us when we’re not as busy can be even more convenient for you. There is no industry standard for what HVAC seasonal maintenance should involve or include. However, we make a point of being as thorough and meticulous as possible with the services we provide for this purpose.
Be proactive about furnace and AC repair in San Antonio and give your peace of mind a much-appreciated boost at the same time. Give us a call today to take advantage of our HVAC seasonal service.