Your HVAC system is used constantly throughout the year, and that wear and tear can be incredibly hard on all of the individual components. Without the proper maintenance, you could end up dealing with unexpected breakdowns, skyrocketing energy bills, and other inconvenient problems. That is why at Timothy Off Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing we suggest that all homeowners schedule at least one HVAC inspection every year.
Your Annual HVAC Inspection
During your annual service calls that are included with our HVAC Maintenance Plan, we carry out a wide variety of important tasks. We begin by visually inspecting the entire system for any obvious signs of damage. That includes issues such as nests in the ducts, frayed wires, leaking fluids, and debris in the outdoor unit. Our technicians also clean and lubricate all of the moving parts in the condenser. After that, they monitor the refrigerant pressure, test the safety controls, and measure airflow. Another important task that they are going to carry out is adjusting the thermostat’s calibration.
Benefits of Annual Inspections
Just like any other complex mechanical device, your HVAC system requires quite a bit of maintenance. Although modern HVAC units are designed to last for years, you run the risk of breakdowns if they aren’t regularly cleaned and lubricated. With the proper maintenance, you can greatly reduce your risk of an expensive breakdown. Our service calls will also improve the efficiency of the system, which in turn could save you quite a bit of money. Your HVAC system is responsible for well over 40% of your home’s energy usage, and improving its efficiency will have a huge impact on your monthly energy bills.
Do I Need a Professional HVAC Inspection?
While you could potentially carry out some basic maintenance on your own, your annual HVAC inspection should be left to the professionals. Servicing an HVAC system requires a variety of unique tools as well as extensive training, and you could void your warranty if you attempt to service or repair the system on your own. In between those service calls, there are a few tasks that you can tackle to extend the lifespan of your system. That includes regularly changing the air filter, trimming any bushes that are around the outdoor unit, and regularly cleaning the vents in your home.
Other Benefits to Consider
In addition to improving the efficiency and lifespan of your system, an annual HVAC inspection is also going to help you avoid potentially dangerous issues. Our technicians will carefully inspect your system to ensure there is no risk of carbon monoxide building up in your home. Many of our clients also schedule these inspections when they are interested in buying a home. No one wants to move into a new home only to find out that they have to repair or completely replace the heating and cooling system.
Contact Timothy Off Today
If you would like to learn more about our Energy Savings Program (ESP) or schedule an inspection, then we invite you to contact us today. Our experienced and friendly team is proud to offer affordable HVAC services to West Chester, PA and the surrounding communities. In addition to HVAC inspections, we can also help you with new installations and 24/7 emergency repairs.