Published on February 10th, 2020
If you haven’t thought about HVAC maintenance in 2020, now is your gentle reminder to do so! Regular HVAC maintenance is an important part of keeping your system running smoothly and ultimately saving money in the long-run. While it’s tempting to push off HVAC maintenance until something goes wrong with your system, being one step ahead and investing in maintenance plans is essential to saving money and ultimately giving yourself peace of mind. Our HVAC company serving Hoffman Estates and surrounding areas offers routine maintenance, but do you know exactly what goes on during each appointment? Here’s what you should know.
A Visual Inspection
The first thing that our experienced technician will do when they’re at your home is complete a visual inspection of your HVAC system. In some cases, your system will show visual signs that something is wrong. Our team will be on the lookout for the following problems:
- Signs of wear and tear within the system
- Dirt or debris surrounding any outdoor facets of your system
- Inspecting the fan guard to make sure that the fan is able to turn on its own without any obstructions
- Puddles of water that have developed underneath the system
- Accumulated dirt that is on the coil that ultimately makes your system work harder
- The buildup of ice on the evaporator coils
- Any visible cracks or rust on your furnace’s heat exchanger
- Frayed wires
- Loose connections
Lubricate All Moving Parts
Next, members of our HVAC company in Hoffman Estates will look over all moving parts of your HVAC system and make sure to give them lubrication. Think furnaces, compressors, circulation units, motor bearings, fan motors and shafts need to be properly lubricated in order for them to work properly. Without this, your HVAC system produces excess amounts of friction, ultimately causing these parts to wear out much quicker than they normally would. A little bit of additional lubrication can also help improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, ultimately saving you money on your monthly energy bills.
Inspecting Electrical Wiring
Don’t forget about the behind-the-scenes functionality necessary for your system to run smoothly. Our team is specialized to check for frayed or exposed wires, loose connections, pitted contacts, voltage output, motor averages, circuit breaker, fuses and more. We will test relays and other electrical components to make sure that your system is working smoothly and safely. We recommend that you don’t check these things on your own, as the electrical portion of your system can be dangerous to work on if you aren’t experienced.
Check the Thermostat
Your thermostat plays an essential role in your HVAC system. If the temperature on the thermostat doesn’t seem to match the house’s temperature, this could be due to a faulty thermostat. Our team will inspect the system and get to the root of the problem.
These are only a handful of examples of the services that you can expect when you invest in preventative maintenance. If you’re interested in learning more about our services and how monthly maintenance can benefit you, please contact us at Blue Frost Heating & Cooling today!