Check Your Heating and Your Air

air-conditioning-efficiencyLabor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, though that doesn’t always mean much here in Florida as it might elsewhere in the country. Nevertheless, cooler days are coming, and that means you’ll likely be using your heater more and more often and your air conditioner less and less often in the coming months. That makes now an excellent time to schedule a maintenance session for both of your devices. It accomplishes a vital step in your HVAC system’s life, and it can provide benefits throughout the year.

What Is It?

Maintenance for your heating and air is a lot like a tune-up for your car. it’s designed to check for all kinds of different problems, while a more formal repair session is designed to address just one. A maintenance session for the air conditioner involves a thorough check of all the components, sealing leaks, recharging refrigerant, changing the filters, lubricating moving parts and tightening any loose bolts or screws in the system. Heating maintenance sessions are much the same, as the technician checks the gas lines, removes clogs from the burners, ensures the ventilation pipes are clear, tests the ignition system, and makes sure there is no damage to any other components. In the event further repairs are needed, the technician can schedule such a session for you. Indeed, if the technician has access to the right tools, the repairs could be performed immediately in some cases.

What Kind of Benefits Does It Provide?

Scheduling maintenance sessions for both your heater and your air conditioner at the same time makes a lot of sense because you don’t need to worry about which one has been serviced recently or not: you simply set up the schedule and include it as part of your fall housekeeping. The fall makes a good time because temperatures are usually reasonably mild, meaning you can go without the heat and air while the technician looks them over.

More specifically, maintenance sessions provide three specific benefits.

  1. Improved Efficiency. Making little corrections such as tightening bolts and lubricating moving parts will help the air conditioner or heater do its job without using quite so much energy. That, in turn will cut into the monthly cost of running either of them.
  2. A Head’s Up on Repairs. Spotting the need for a larger repair job is infinitely preferable to scrambling after a breakdown has occurred. It lets you schedule the repair at a time that is convenient to you. It also means that the repair will likely cost less, since the damage will have less time to spread.
  3. Prevention and Longevity. By reducing the effects of wear and tear on the heating or air conditioning system, maintenance helps lower the risk of a breakdown in the future. In fact, when applied every year, maintenance sessions can extend the life of your heater or AC, helping it last for months or even years longer than it might otherwise.

For top-notch HVAC maintenance sessions in Boca Raton, FL, call Astro Air Inc. today!

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