The Importance of HVAC System Maintenance
When it comes to heating and cooling your Michigan home, it’s not just about a furnace or air conditioner. In fact, many other components play an important role in making sure your entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is working well. Our team at Great Dane wants to help you understand all aspects of your HVAC system and what maintenance may be required before this year’s heating season begins.
Check or Upgrade Your Thermostat
It is easy to take your thermostat for granted, but when you think about it, your thermostat is internal to your entire HVAC system. As a homeowner, you can make sure you do not have anything near your thermostat that will interfere with its accurate reading of the temperature of your home. For instance, be sure it is not located too close to heat-generating electronics or appliances.
In addition, having our HVAC professional inspect your thermostat to ensure it is functioning properly during a preventive maintenance visit is a good idea.
Many advanced and smart thermostats are available on the market today. You may want to consider an upgrade that will allow you to have remote control of your thermostat or greater programming ability for your HVAC system. Our technician can install, test, and program your new smart thermostat. We are always happy answer any questions you may have about the best temperature settings for your circumstances.
Change Your Air Filter
Once your thermostat detects that your home’s temperature falls below the desired range, it will trigger your HVAC system to turn on the furnace or heat pump. Air will begin moving into your system, and its first stop will be your air filter.
Autumn is the perfect time to make sure your air filter is changed and ready for the heating season. Replacing your air filter will not only help protect your valuable HVAC equipment and keep in running more efficiently, but it can help improve your indoor air quality as well.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
Once the air reaches your furnace or heat pump, it will conditioned so that warmth can be distributed throughout your Clinton Township home.
Both a furnace and a heat pump require regular cleaning, inspection, and maintenance. By scheduling an annual maintenance appointment, you will be ensuring that your heating system is ready for those cold winter days and nights. Our trained professionals will check all components, lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, and inspect for safety. In addition, your system will be cleaned and our professionals can recommend any needed repairs.
With regular maintenance, not only will your HVAC system run more efficiently, potentially reducing your winter heating bills, but you will minimize the need for unexpected emergency repair service.
Inspect and Repair Duct Work
Once your HVAC system has conditioned the air, it is now time for that air to be distributed throughout your home. In most cases, this is done through a vast network of air ducts. Although the duct work is hidden in the walls of your home, it plays a critical role in your overall HVAC system.
According to the ENERGY STAR®, you may lose up to 30 percent of your heat through a leaky duct work systems. Our professionals would be happy to inspect, seal, and repair your duct work as part of our preventive maintenance visit. We use high quality material and the latest techniques in inspecting, sealing, repairing, and installing duct work. This may also be a good time to consider having your duct work cleaned to help improve your indoor air quality.
Ask Us Your Most Perplexing Questions
Call our certified, trained team at Great Dane in Clinton Township, MI for more information about HVAC system maintenance. We can be reached at 586.790.2604 or contact us online today.