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Heating Repair Guide


Charlotte HVAC 2017: Let's Talk About HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips


The best way to ensure a HVAC stress-free and hassle-free operation and superior performance is a regular preventive maintenance. Pre-season maintenance is very important as well. Doing so avoids system failure especially when you needed it the most in extremes of temperature, and also allow you to control your energy bill. You should perform maintenance for a system that cools and heats especially in fall and spring. For cooling system maintenance only, before the cooling season, it is important to perform maintenance at least once a year. For furnace maintenance only, perform maintenance before the hot season at least once a year.


For customers with annual service agreement or annual maintenance, service providers and dealers offer priority service. It is advisable to have bi-annual preventive maintenance to ensure that your HVAC system runs efficiently and effectively. A trusted and reliable HVAC service provider include inspection of unit for proper refrigerant levels, cleaning of dirt, debris and leaves from inside the cabinet, inspection of base pan for restricted drain openings and removing obstructions when necessary, inspection of fan blades and fan motor for wear and damage, inspection of control box, controls and accessories, and inspection of compressor and any tubing damage. Your indoor HVAC systems should have maintenance services such as draining pan and condensate drain lines, inspection for gas leaks in gas furnaces, inspection of ignition system and safety controls, inspection of heating elements, cleaning and replacing air filters, inspection and cleaning of blower assembly, lubrication of motor and replacement of fan belt, inspection of evaporator coil, and inspection of conditioned airflow system.


For the maintenance of your Charlotte Electrical system, avoid running kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer as needed during cooling season. Adequate ventilation of your attic should be observed to relieve heat buildup, and add or enlarge vents as necessary. When you are renovating or building a new house, select light-colored roof shingles for more reflection of the sun's heat. Block sunlight using blinds or drapes during the hottest part of the day. Prevent over cooling your house by avoiding  placing television, lamps, DVD player or other heat-producing devices beneath a wall-mounted thermostat.


Set the temperature as low as comfort permits for the proper and efficient maintenance of your heating and furnace, and lower the thermostat since people generate heat, if you're expecting a large number of guests. In order to conserve energy, ensure that your home is properly insulated. Humid air infiltration is the worst enemy of your Charlotte HVAC system, so look for places where air can sneak and plug them with plastic, weather-strip or caulk.