Had Your Annual Service Call? It’s Never Too Late

Had Your Annual Service Call? It’s Never Too Late

Had Your Annual Service Call? It's Never Too LateWhile we’re already well into winter in Georgia, does that mean it’s too late to have an annual service call for your forced-air furnace or heat pump system? Certainly not.

The Annual Service Call

Preventive maintenance takes a proactive approach to protecting the investment you have in your HVAC system. If the installation is taken for granted until it fails, it’s very likely to fail sooner rather than later. The objectives are:

  • To maintain peak efficiency.
  • To avert system failures.
  • To extend the life of the installation.
  • To prevent utility overpayment.

The last point is often a pleasant surprise for homeowners. Well-maintained equipment, operating at peak potential, uses less energy to treat the same amount of air. Money is saved on utility bills, without any impact on home comfort.

What to Expect of Your Technician

Of the many duties your service technician should carry out during an annual service call, perhaps the most important are:

  • Inspection of electrical components and connections, rectifying as required.
  • Testing airflow and changing dirty filters.
  • Cleaning and lubricating motors.
  • Examination of belt tension and alignments.
  • Cleaning of the burner assembly and heat exchanger (if sooty).
  • Inspection of heat exchanger, looking for cracks.
  • Carrying out a combustion analysis (and adjustment of burner air-to-fuel ratio as necessary).

Be sure to note down any specific concerns you have before the technician arrives, so he can address them during the maintenance call.

If you’ve neglected to book your annual service call, it’s a good idea to arrange one now (even though winter is already with us). It’s also worth noting that, because residential heating and cooling installations usually share some components, a call now can at least partly prepare your system for spring. Avoid any inconvenience by contacting us at Powers Heating & Air. We’ll also be happy to schedule a preventative maintenance visit now, and discuss options for a maintenance plan, as well.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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