Written by Brad Crawford
In the coming months, you’ll be asking your furnace or heat pump to tackle the big job of heating your home and keeping your family warm this winter. That’s why it’s so important to have your HVAC system serviced by a professional every year. This essential service can protect your heating equipment, and make it’s ready to heat your home till spring. An HVAC professional can help your heating system in the following ways:
- Perform routine maintenance: Your HVAC equipment is just like your car in the sense that it is a working machine that needs care to keep it running smoothly. When you have your HVAC system serviced, your technician will work on your equipment just like a mechanic performing a tune-up on your vehicle. Moving parts need lubrication to keep working properly, and the functioning of your equipment needs to be checked to ensure everything’s working together to do the job.
- Troubleshoot potential problems: When you have your HVAC system serviced by a professional, he can diagnose problems before they lead to expensive repairs. A trained eye can spot problems a homeowner can’t; it’s always a good idea to have a professional service your equipment before use. Some problems, for example a cracked heat exchanger, are very serious and need attention before further use of your furnace.
- Boost efficiency: Service is not only needed to make sure everything works properly, but to make sure it’s working efficiently. Problems such as loose electrical connections could cause your equipment to use excessive energy. Or the inspection might detect inadequate airflow in your HVAC system, or improper refrigerant levels in your heat pump.
- Give you peace of mind: Your technician is available during service to answer any questions you might have. This is a great time to ask about the right air filter or your system or which thermostat settings will boost energy savings this winter. Routine service can also keep your family safe by discovering potentially dangerous malfunctions such as carbon monoxide leaks or fire hazards.
Are you ready to have your HVAC system serviced? Call the pros at Crawford Services, Inc. We proudly serve north Texas homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs.