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Home HVAC Maintenance Visits: What to Expect

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An HVAC system is an essential part the home ­– it’s a system that you must keep running smoothly so that you don’t get stuck in a dangerous situation in the middle of winter. If you’re scheduling maintenance visits, you might be curious about what to expect once the technician arrives. Every home is different, and accordingly, every HVAC checkup is different. Our experts tailor their work to your home, and they start with these essential tasks:

Safety Inspection 

First and foremost, your family’s safety is our top priority. Throughout a maintenance visit, our technicians look for warning signs that could lead to dangerous situations. The heat exchanger is one of the most important inspection areas, because cracks and openings could lead to a carbon monoxide leak. It’s just one part of the system that requires expert attention, because problems aren’t always immediately obvious. It’s better to be safe than sorry with your HVAC system.

Cleaning

Cleaning your HVAC system is about more than aesthetics. If you want your system to run flawlessly, there should be minimal dirt, rust, and other debris to slow things down. There are areas of the system that you can’t easily see or reach, and it’s up to our experts to keep this equipment clean. A spotless HVAC system is more efficient, which keeps your utility costs down in the long run. It’s especially important to clean around intake vents and air ducts, as dust tends to build up quickly in these areas. With regular cleaning, your HVAC system will last years longer.

Repairs

No matter how much you spend on an HVAC system, it can wear down over time. Repairing damaged components is the key to making it work as well as the day you bought it. While some repairs will require a follow-up appointment, there are some small fixes that we can handle during routine maintenance visits. Your air filter is one part of the system you can easily change on your own, but if it’s time for a switch we’ll install a new one. If you have a humidifier, we can add a new water panel so your system is ready for dry winter air. We’ll even refasten and retighten components that have become loose over time.

Communication

Our team prides itself on transparency, so we take time to answer any questions you have about the visit or HVAC maintenance in general. If you’re wondering what steps you can take to make your system run more efficiently, we will give you tips tailored to your unique equipment. Home comfort is our passion, and we could talk about it all day, but we’ll make sure to respect your time. At the end of the visit, you will receive a report with a summary of what tasks our technician completed during the service appointment. Every repair will be noted, in case you would like it for future reference.

In the upper Midwest, home comfort systems are more of a necessity than an option, so you should do everything you can to ensure that yours works when you need it. Today’s HVAC systems are engineering marvels, but they won’t last forever. Regular maintenance adds to the lifespan of your system, so it is a wise investment for any homeowner. Check out our Maintenance plans to learn more about what goes into each visit, and how we can help you get the most out of your heating and cooling.

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