Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a HVAC contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. HVAC Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it’s best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall. To remember, you might plan the check-ups around the time changes in the spring and fall.
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Between our management and technicians, Empire Heating & Air Conditioning brings a combined total of over 100 years experience to the table. In addition, we have a diverse array of talents and specialties the other guys simply can’t match. Call on us for any emergency you might have with:
- Furnaces and boilers
- Air conditioners
- Indoor air quality devices
- Electrical systems
- Masonry and chimney
- Water heaters
- Digital thermostats
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A typical maintenance check-up should include the following:
- Inspecting and testing safety controls
- Inspecting furnace and water heater exhaust vent piping for proper draft and signs of corrosion
- Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
- Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increase the amount of electricity you use.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
- Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system’s ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
- Check your central air conditioners refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
- Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system’s efficiency by up to 15 percent.
- Check all gas or oil connections, gas pressure and burner combustion. Improperly operating gas or oil connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems.
- Inspecting the heat exchanger for signs of metal fatigue or failure.
- A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation. Either can cause the equipment to operate less safely and efficiently.