Whether you own a small home or a large commercial building, you rely on your heating system to keep you and the people you care about warm during the winter. One of the best ways to ensure the continued efficiency and reliability of your heating system is to have regular heating maintenance performed. As your Mid-Atlantic HVAC Dealers, we are proud to provide comprehensive maintenance services for all heating systems. We also stock replacement parts, components and complete systems from trusted companies such as Bryant and Carrier.
Understanding Heating Maintenance Services
Regular maintenance will help to keep your heating system in top shape, meaning that you'll be able to expect reliable operation and continued systems efficiency. If you don't have your heating system maintained on a regular basis, you may notice that your electricity bills go up while the comfort level inside your home or business goes down. A professional technician will be able to complete all necessary maintenance tasks without causing undue inconvenience to you or your family.
How Do I Know if My System Needs Maintenance?
Most homeowners benefit from having their heating systems maintained at least once a year. The particular needs of your heating system will vary, so it's important to talk with your HVAC dealer to understand the type of maintenance schedule you should follow. In addition to following your maintenance schedule, you should also schedule an appointment with a technician if you notice any of the following:
- A gradual decrease in the efficiency of your system.
- Sluggish fan or blower operation.
- Dust or musty smells emitting from your heating ducts.
- Cold spots in rooms that are warm otherwise.
- Gradual increases in your electricity bills despite steady use of heating systems.
Heating System Maintenance
Your professional technician will come to your home or business in order to perform all necessary system maintenance tasks. Most maintenance appointments will begin with a thorough inspection of your heating system that includes checking your furnace or heat pump, blower, fans, heating ducts and thermostats. These inspections are designed to pinpoint any potential repair needs. Depending on the type of system you have, your technician may also complete carbon monoxide testing to ensure that your system is not kicking out too much of this potentially harmful gas.
During heating system maintenance, all of the accessible components of your home's heating system will be cleaned and lubricated as needed. The air filter for your furnace or heat pump will also be replaced to ensure efficient operation and high air quality. Your technician may suggest that you also have your heating ducts cleaned at this time to minimize the buildup of dust, mold and pollen in your heating system. All electrical wiring will be checked and your technician will perform tests to ensure that your system is running as efficiently as possible.
Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is very similar to maintenance for other types of heating systems. Be sure to change heat pump filters regularly; once a month is usually adequate during seasons when the pump is in regular use. Having regular professional maintenance to inspect, clean and adjust your heat pump will prevent unexpected breakdowns and extend the life of your equipment.
Protect Your Investments and Your Comfort
As a part of the largest appliance in your home, your heating system contributes to the overall value of your home. Protecting this investment is a great way to maintain your home's value. As your Mid-Atlantic HVAC Dealers, we are proud to provide comprehensive maintenance services to protect this substantial investment.