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Do You Need an HVAC Tune-Up?

Do You Need an HVAC Tune-Up? | HP Mechanical

Getting your HVAC unit tuned up is important to experience better performance. You should properly maintain your HVAC unit to enjoy the pollution-free warm or cool air. Many people do not think about tuning up their HVAC unit until it fails to work properly. A well-maintained HVAC unit lasts longer. Therefore, you should consider scheduling regular tune-ups with experienced HVAC contractors.

Our HVAC tune-up checklist at HP Mechanical includes the following. These are all of the things we perform on every HVAC tune-up for all of our customers.

  • Check and adjust blower motor and belts
  • Thermostat testing and settings review
  • Change air filter
  • Lubrication for all moving parts
  • Check and straighten fins
  • Electrical connection tightening
  • Clean condensate drains
  • Measuring refrigerator levels and charge
  • Check controls
  • Coil cleaning

Your HVAC unit uses a lot of energy in your home. You must get your HVAC unit serviced to save on your energy bill and to lessen the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning on gas heating units. HVAC tune-up consists of the following:

  • Check and clean burners
  • Inspect filters
  • Check carbon monoxide levels
  • Check contractors and relays for wear
  • Adjust refrigerant levels
  • Inspect pressure and temperature
  • Inspect safety devices and controls
  • Test emergency shut offs
  • Inspect ductwork
  • Flush and clean drain line and trap
  • Inspect heat exchanger for leaks and cracks
  • Tighten electrical connections

The cost for a complete AC tune-up varies depending on the job, season, and contractor. The following factors could affect your AC tune-up cost:

  • Regularity of maintenance
  • Square footage of your house
  • Age of the AC unit
  • The extent of ductwork
  • Model and complexity of your AC unit

You should get your HVAC tuned up at least once a year regardless of the type of HVAC unit you have. It is good to tune up your air conditioning unit in the spring and your heating unit in the fall.

The time required to tune up an HVAC unit is usually an hour. However, the time length varies depending on the configuration of your unit. If the refrigerant is needed, you need an additional 30 to 45 minutes to tune up your unit. You need to take the best care of your heating and cooling system, and for this, you should get your HVAC systems to be serviced by a professional HVAC contractor.

About HP Mechanical

For many years, HP Mechanical has proudly provided comfort to thousands of homes and light commercial businesses across the Santa Rosa/Windsor area and throughout Sonoma County. We are an honest, loyal company who takes pride in our work. We take care of our customers as if they were family. Referrals are where 90% of our business comes from, so the relationships we build along the way mean a lot to our small business. The one constant with everything involves working and helping people, by striving to provide the best service available at a reasonable cost. We take personal responsibility to make sure comfort and quality meets accountability & affordability, with exceptional customer service every time!

Sources: Ask.com and Wikipedia

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