Spring is the time of year you should be thinking about getting a pre-season checkup on all of your HVAC systems so they will be ready for summer operation!
In order to ensure that your systems are ready for the summer season there are certain things you should have your HVAC professional do:
Change your filters and belts. This stops nuisance breakdowns from worn belts breaking, increases efficiency and helps the air in your area stay free from pollen, dust, etc.
Clean your coils, condensate pan, and drain. This helps the heat transfer from the coils and proper draining of the condensate from your units. No one wants to start the summer off with water coming out of their ceiling!
Check your system for proper refrigerant charge. This makes sure that you are getting the most for your compressor run-time dollar. If the refrigerant levels are low it may not cool as efficiently as with a correct level, plus the EPA has mandated that any refrigerant leaks need to be repaired in a timely fashion.
Check your system’s electrical components for tight connections and signs of wear and tear. Loose electrical connections can run excessively hot and lead to burnt connections. Contactors or relays that have worn contacts can cause failures of the components they are serving.
Check your system safeties for proper operation. These safeties are designed to protect you and your equipment. If they don’t do their job, it could result in irreparable damage to your equipment and an unsafe situation for you.
Check your system for proper sequencing and operation. By running your system through its normal operating cycling, one makes sure that all components are operating as they should be.
Lastly, consider evaluating and replacing old units. Install a newer, more energy-efficient model that utilizes less energy and helps cut costs on utility bills in the long run.
While some breakdowns are unavoidable and unpredictable, a pre-season checkup hels hedge your bet against nuisance breakdowns. It also helps your system run more efficiently and keeps your operating costs as low as possible.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions regarding the topic.
Vinnie RossettiDirector of HVAC Service Operations PAR Heating & Air-Conditioning Office: 516-394-2063 Fax:516-887-4432 Cell: 516-369-4034 firstname.lastname@example.org