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4 Reasons to Hire a Professional for HVAC Maintenance

As we get closer and closer to winter, homeowners are looking for ways to prepare their HVAC system for the cool months ahead. Routine HVAC maintenance is key to preventing a breakdown in the middle of a snowstorm and will help avoid costly emergency repairs.

But sometimes it’s better to hire a professional for HVAC maintenance, rather than trying to do it yourself. Here are four reasons why.

  1. An HVAC professional will perform a thorough inspection.

The simple truth is you don’t know what you don’t know. But an HVAC professional is trained to spot the least suspicious signs of a breakdown waiting to happen. During an inspection, the technician will do the following:

  1. Check the voltage and electrical components.
  2. Lubricate moving parts.
  3. Inspect (and replace, if necessary) the filter.
  4. Inspect condensate drain for clogs and blockages.
  5. Check thermostat settings and test calibration.
  6. Check electrical connections.
  7. Inspect HVAC appliances.
  8. Test safety controls.
  9. Test airflow throughout the home.
  10. Inspect the blower.
  11. Check refrigerant pressure.
  12. Test gas piping and pressure.
  13. Test the heat pump’s heating mode and defrost cycle.
  1. An HVAC professional can identify problems before they become serious.

During an inspection, the HVAC technician will easily identify signs of a problem, such as:

  • Loose blower belt
  • Improperly firing burners
  • Loose wiring harnesses
  • Leaking coolant from the AC system
  1. An HVAC professional will make the necessary repairs quickly and efficiently.

If the HVAC technician notices a problem during the inspection, he’ll typically be able to take care of the repairs right then and there. Whether you’ve got loose ductwork, a dirty air filter, or a blower motor that needs lubrication, you can be confident that your HVAC system will be in top condition once he’s done.

  1. An HVAC professional will educate you on ways to prevent breakdowns and properly maintain the system.

One reason an HVAC inspection is so invaluable, is that you’ll be able to ask the technician any questions you may have about properly maintaining your HVAC system. He will help you spot the signs of a malfunctioning system and share tips and tricks to keep the system in top condition.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to 4 Eco Services. We’re happy to schedule an inspection, maintenance or repairs for your HVAC system.

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How to Prepare Your HVAC System for Fall and Winter

Summer is coming to a close and most homeowners are getting their home ready for fall and winter. Your HVAC system deserves special attention because without a properly functioning heater you and your family will be miserable during cold winter months. Here are a few things you need to do to prepare your HVAC system for fall and winter.

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How to Naturally Lower Your Home’s Indoor Temperature and Cut Cooling Costs

You’re probably aware that colors and materials used in the home have an effect on your mood. But did you know that paint color and building materials also affect indoor temperatures? Just like wearing black clothes on a hot summer day is going to make you feel extra toasty, compared to if you wore white, paint colors and building materials will have a similar effect.

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4 Benefits of Variable-Speed HVAC Systems

You know what an HVAC system is, but what exactly is a variable-speed HVAC system? This type of system simply allows the unit to run at different speeds and doesn’t force the system to operate at full capacity to meet the thermostat’s temperature setting. Here are four reasons to consider upgrading to a variable-speed HVAC system.

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