Tired of your HVAC system breaking down? Sick of having to empty your wallet again and again to get it fixed?
Thankfully, maintain your HVAC system is not all that difficult if you just follow a few simple steps.
We’ve put together this HVAC preventative maintenance checklist to help you keep your system running smoothly. If you keep up with the maintenance, you should be able to extend the life of your system!
If you’re tired of calling the HVAC repair person, then read on.
Why You Need An HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist
HVAC system repair can be incredibly costly. Most of us can’t afford to be continually paying someone to come in and fix our broken system. So how can we save our systems from breaking and our wallets from emptying?
If you get ahead of problems and do routine maintenance, you will see breakdowns far less often. You have to ditch the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. You need to get into a routine of preventative maintenance.
“A preventive maintenance program should be well defined, periodically reviewed and adjusted as necessary. To help ensure proper implementation, procedures should be written in sufficient detail for each piece of equipment in the program.”
Here are the steps you should definitely include in your preventative maintenance program:
1. Check the Settings on Your Thermostat
You want to ensure that your settings are not only comfortable for you and your family, but also as energy-efficient as possible.
2. Check Your Electrical Connections
Anything that your HVAC system is connected to should also receive routine checks and maintenance.
Keeping all moving parts in your system properly lubricated is essential to good preventative maintenance.
4. Inspect/Clean the Condensate Drain
If your drain is clogged, there is an increased risk water damage in your home and there could be effects on the indoor humidity.
5. Check Controls
Routinely check the controls of your system to make sure that everything is connected and works properly. You don’t want something as simple as a bad connection to a button to be the reason your system breaks down.
6. Replace Filters on Time
Set a schedule to replace your air filters. This is one of the most important steps on this list.
7. Inspect Moving Parts, Such as the Fan
This goes along with lubrication. You want to ensure that every part moves smoothly and correctly. Especially the fan.
8. Check the Ignition on Your Heater
Make sure everything in the ignition assembly is put together properly and functions correctly. This is another crucial step as a mistake could cause your system to either not work or catch fire.
We hope that this preventative maintenance checklist will be helpful to you. HVAC maintenance isn’t difficult, but it does take commitment. Just follow the above steps and you should see a drastic decrease in the number of times you have to call for repairs.
If you have any questions about this list or about any HVAC-related issues, you can contact us and we will help you as best we can.