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Do You Know the Steps Involved in a Normal HVAC Tuneup?

One of the best ways to ensure that you have a properly working HVAC system throughout the year is to schedule a tuneup of your equipment. Many homeowners are surprised at just how thorough a professional HVAC tuneup actually is. Let’s take a look at how often you should schedule an HVAC tuneup and examine several of the steps involved with this particular service.

When Should You Hire an HVAC Tech for a Tuneup?

By scheduling regular maintenance of your HVAC system, your system will run better and last longer. You should hire an HVAC tech for a tuneup once per year. The best time to do it is before the next heating or cooling season begins, because they’ll be less busy.

What Steps Are Involved with an HVAC Tuneup?

When you schedule service with a technician, he or she will go down a long list of maintenance tasks. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Inspection of Air Filters. To ensure proper airflow and achieve good indoor air quality, the technician will inspect the filter and change or replace it for you.
  • Checking of Your Thermostat and Its Settings. The technician will take a look at your thermostat settings and then test the unit.
  • Ductwork Inspection. Your ductwork will be examined for debris and possible damage, such as holes or tears.
  • Checking the System’s CO Level. To protect your household from potential carbon monoxide problems, the tech will check your system’s CO level.
  • Securing Electrical Connections. Electrical connections can loosen over time, so these will be checked and tightened as needed.
  • Flushing and Cleaning the Drain Line and Trap. To ensure proper draining, your drain line and trap will be flushed and cleaned.
  • Checking and Adjusting the Blower Motor. The HVAC tech will examine your blower motor and then adjust it as needed.
  • Inspecting the Heat Exchanger. An inspection of the heat exchanger will be done to ensure that it’s working properly and that it hasn’t been damaged.

To schedule an HVAC tuneup or to ask any questions, reach out to the experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been servicing the HVAC needs of Yuma and the surrounding areas since 1952.