Your modern-day car tells you when its time for maintenance, but your homes
Heating and cooling system does not, however like most things in our hectic lives,
neglecting your homes HVAC system could cause you plenty of aggravation. Its not
your fault, (well maybe a little). Your homes HVAC system is something that’s taken for
granted, its always humming along with rarely a bother, until it happens.
You come home from a hard day at work and its 85′ degrees and nothing is
happening. No cool air, no hum, nothing but silence. Now you are in a panic, you need a
HVAC emergency repair. Now you no longer are in control of the situation, your HVAC
system is demanding attention now.
Depending on how wounded the system is, it could be expensive or really
expensive, requiring a component replacement or an air conditioner installation. If only it
could have talked to you, it would have told you it needed some attention, this could
have been alleviated.
Most homeowners think that all that needs to be done is keep the filter changed
and that’s it. Not true. Modern HVAC systems are most never charged correctly from the
day of your HVAC installation. Today’s HVAC systems require precision tools and
competent technicians in order to keep the Heating and Air Conditioning systems
humming along in the background. Electrical components, motor air inlets and coil
cleanliness are all crucial to your unit humming along and keeping you comfortable
Here is an example of what happens when a unit is not set-up correctly at the time
of the air conditioner installation. In this case the homeowner’s complaint was
insufficient cooling. Upon arrival it was found that the original contractor did not seal of
the return box, located in the laundry room, and lint and debris was bypassing the air
filter, causing the coil to clog with lint, and require extensive repairs and probable system replacement
years ahead of schedule. This would have showed up during a regular air conditioning
service. In closing, regular annual air conditioning service pays for itself in many ways:
Piece of mind knowing your chances of a breakdown are minimized
Expensive early replacements can be avoided
You are not leaving your HVAC systems continued operation up to fate, you
have taken care of things. You are in control.