It’s natural to forget about your furnace and think about your air conditioner when the Lake Zurich weather turns warm. However, both AC and heating systems need preparation as you move from one system to the other.
Putting Your Furnace to Sleep
Shutting off the gas intake and turning the heater’s power switch to “Off” can save you up to $50 annually. However, if you have central air conditioning, you’ll have to leave the power switch on because your AC needs the heater’s blower motor to cool your home. Remember to schedule heating maintenance next fall. Even if the unit is performing well now, it will still need a good cleaning after a long winter of hard work. Also, heaters sometimes require heating repair after being dormant all summer.
Preparing Your Air Conditioning System for Action
Have your AC serviced before you turn it on. Air conditioners can also develop issues after a dormant season. Air conditioner maintenance prepares the unit for high-performance so your home will be cooler, your AC will be more efficient and you’ll pay less for energy. The following tasks, performed by a qualified AC service technician, will optimize AC performance and decrease the potential for AC repair:
- Condensate drain line cleaning to prevent clogs
- Condensate drain pan cleaning to prevent bacterial growth and polluted indoor air
- All-over cleaning to prevent gritty buildup from harming your system
- Lubrication of moving parts to prevent unnecessary equipment wear and tear
- Tightening electrical connections to prevent safety hazards
- Calibrating the thermostat and controls to ensure accurate readings
- Adjusting blower components to prevent low air flow
- Checking and adjusting the refrigerant level to maximize cooling performance
To learn more about why annual HVAC maintenance is essential for proper equipment operation, visit Martin Enterprises Heating & Air Conditioning or call (844) 232-4554 to schedule preventive maintenance service.