Heating, ventilation and air conditioning experts recommend tuneups twice a year for Fultondale, AL commercial and residential heating and air conditioning equipment. Furnace or heat pump maintenance prolongs the life of a system, improves energy efficiency and reduces the incidence of breakdowns. Lack of maintenance is the most common reason HVAC systems stop working.

Elements of HVAC Maintenance

Most manufacturers recommend having a tuneup in the spring for air conditioning and in the fall for heating systems. Two annual tuneups are also recommended for heat pumps.

During a maintenance session, each element of the system is examined, cleaned and calibrated. This ensures that each component operates properly and that the entire system functions efficiently. HVAC or heat pump tuneups should include the following:

  • Calibrating thermostat.
  • Cleaning condensate system.
  • Checking electrical wiring, amperage and connections.
  • Changing filter.
  • Lubricating motors and other moving parts.
  • Ensuring system starts, operates and shuts down properly.
  • Examining ducts for poor joins or leaks.

Several tasks are specific to air conditioning:

  • Checking refrigerant levels.
  • Checking system pressure.
  • Cleaning coils.
  • Cleaning outdoor housing.

Elements of a Furnace Tuneup

In addition to the elements listed above, components that are part of the heating unit are checked during a furnace tuneup, including:

  • Combustion system and burners.
  • Ignition system.
  • Heat exchanger.
  • Gas pressure.
  • Piping and connections.
  • Furnace plenum, hood and housing.
  • Vents and assemblies.

Improper combustion can allow toxic gases to enter your home. During furnace tuneups, technicians will test for dangerous gases, including carbon monoxide.

Call One Source Heating and Cooling

One Source Heating and Cooling has served Birmingham, Alabama, residential and business customers since 1996. We know how the climate and local environment can affect heating and cooling equipment. Our technicians are factory-trained on state-of-the-art equipment, bringing you expert technological services and a commitment to customer satisfaction.

Our annual maintenance contracts include two tuneups a year. Other benefits include a 15% discount on repairs, priority service and one free emergency service call.

Call (205) 209-4246 for more information about how preventive maintenance saves money and improves comfort.

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