When you live in Salisbury, Maryland, you need a quality HVAC system to keep your home comfortable. Temperatures in Maryland can drop into the 20s and 30s during the winter and rise into the 90s during the summer. One way to make sure that your HVAC system is always operating at optimum efficiency is to schedule regular maintenance appointments with a qualified technician. When our HVAC technicians inspect your HVAC system, they will check your thermostat, condenser, and other parts to keep the system running smoothly.
In air conditioner and heat pump systems, the air filter plays a vital role in producing clean, breathable air. When the air filter gets dirty, you run the risk of decreased efficiency and a ventilation fire. Your HVAC technician can determine whether your filter needs replacing. Ideally, you should change your air filter about once each season to keep the air in your home clean, but your technician can let you know whether changing the filter more frequently could be beneficial.
The thermostat is a vital part of your HVAC system’s operation. This device controls the functioning of the unit and tells your HVAC system to turn on or shut off to maintain the proper temperature setting.
If your thermostat is malfunctioning, your system could run nonstop or not enough. This inefficient operations cycle can increase your energy bill or make you uncomfortable in your home. Your HVAC technician will thoroughly test and clean your thermostat to make sure the device is working properly. If your thermostat has seen better days, your technician can recommend a few replacement thermostat models to consider.
Pilot and Burner
If you have gas heating in your home, checking the pilot and burner is one of the first tasks our HVAC technicians will perform during an HVAC services maintenance appointment. Your technician will make sure the flame has the appropriate size and color and make any adjustments as necessary, such as altering the flow of gas, to achieve the proper balance.
Additionally, your technician will check the burners for any misalignment or contamination. Over time, debris can collect on burners. Your technician will give them a thorough cleaning to improve their operating efficiency.
Your condenser unit is essential for cycling air through your HVAC system. This outdoor component to your system draws in outside air, transfers the energy from that air, and circulates the air through the rest of your system. Keeping your condenser clean is key to increasing efficiency. Your HVAC technician will remove any dirt or debris that could be covering the grille. Additionally, your technician will check the motor and the fans to ensure these components are running smoothly and add lubrication where necessary.
If your HVAC system relies on electricity as its fuel, your HVAC technician will check your system’s voltage during a maintenance appointment. If your home’s wiring is older, you could be facing a potential short circuit, which could place you at risk for a hazardous electric fire. This risk is even greater if you have add-on components to your HVAC system, such as a UV light or air purifier. The technician will use a probe to identify current levels running directly into your unit, which should let you know whether you have a problem.
Both gas and oil heating systems have a chimney to remove fumes produced during the heating process. You don’t want this chimney to get blocked with debris since these fumes could start being released directly into your home. Your HVAC technician will inspect the base of the chimney to ensure air has a clear path to escape to the outside.
When you schedule an HVAC system maintenance appointment with Griffith Energy Services, our HVAC technicians will inspect the above items and other parts of the system. If you choose one of our tiered maintenance plans, you’ll have total protection thanks to regularly scheduled tuneups, parts and labor coverage, and more. Don’t let your system languish into disrepair. Give us a call today at 888-474-3391 to schedule your service appointment.
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