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Ventura HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips and Tricks

There is an old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth than a pound of cure” or “prevention is better than cure”, and so is true with your HVAC system, you need to ensure that you apply preventive maintenance tips in order to keep your AC and furnace in good running condition. The schedule for preventive maintenance for a system that heats and cools is performed during spring and fall, at least once a year before the cooling season for your cooling system only, and same with your heating system before the heating season. It is important to inspect, clean, or change your air filters once a month because a dirty filter can increase energy expenditure and may damage your equipment that may lead to early failure.

It is important to have an annual system check one to two months before the summer season starts. For your outdoor units, inspect for the refrigerant level and adjust as necessary; clean leaves, dirt, and debris from cabinet; inspect for the base pan for any restriction in drain openings and remove as needed; inspect and clean coil and cabinet; inspect and clean fan motor and fan blades and lubricate as needed; inspect the control box, wiring, connections, and accessories; and inspect compressor and tubing for any damage. Your HVAC system must be free of debris to clear the surrounding area and trim plants and shrubs obstructing your air conditioning unit to ensure that there is proper air flow. When it comes to taking care of your indoor units, it is important to inspect and clean your HVAC’s blower assembly, including the blower housing, blower wheel, and motor, and lubricate and replace fan belts of older models as needed. Inspect your unit for gas leaks, and clean and adjust the burner assembly as needed. It is essential to inspect your HVAC system’s safety controls and ignition system, the heat exchanger, heating elements, and flue system for proper attachment.

Progrmmable thermostat installation is important while you’re away or sleeping for reducing energy expenses by ten percent. While your HVAC system is operating, listen for abnormal sounds; observe your unit’s capabilities and characteristics; search for sources of strange or unusual odors; monitor heat pump and air conditioning systems for the right level of refrigerant; measure indoor and outdoor dry and wet bulb temperature; measure low and high side system pressures; and monitor gas furnace for manifold gas pressure and correct line. If you are looking for preventive maintenance services, Ventura HVAC Maintenance can help you, feel free to check our website or homepage for more details so we can help you extend the lifespan of your unit.

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