HVAC Tune-ups in Spokane
Improve Comfort Levels and Efficiency in Your Home in a Few Simple Steps
We tend to take our air conditioners for granted, but they play an essential role in maintaining the best temperatures and good air quality in your home. Your HVAC system circulate filtered, clean air throughout your home. The clean air that a system circulates reduces the level of pollen, mold, dust, bacteria, mildew, and other airborne allergens that can create a toxic environment in a home. Regular HVAC tune-ups will create a healthier environment where you can breathe freely.
Most experts recommend having HVAC systems checked by a professional at least once a year. If you have a heat pump system that you use all year, we recommend having a maintenance service every six months. During your visit, the technicians at Epic Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can check and replace the furnace filter if necessary. Our HVAC tune-up includes inspection, cleaning, and servicing. The services we will recommend depend on whether we see any problems during the inspection. We will look at the heater’s exterior and ventilation system for signs of damage. We will also examine the interior of the furnace for signs of damage.
Why Is HVAC Maintenance Important?
Keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance is a small way to make a big difference in the comfort of your home. Some of the reasons that regular HVAC tune-ups are recommended include:
- The ability to save money
If your HVAC system is damaged or not being cared for, it might break down or have major issues that will result in costly repairs down the line. HVAC tune-ups are an upfront cost that can save you from more costs later. Having regular maintenance for your HVAC system can also reduce your energy bills and extend the lifespan of your system. Preventative maintenance will keep your system as close to peak efficiency as possible. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, regular HVAC tune-ups could save you up to 30% on your energy bill. Some HVAC manufacturers need proof of annual maintenance when a repair claim is under warranty, so it is essential to keep track of your tune-ups in case you need to make a warranty claim.
- The opportunity to improve indoor air quality
If the air quality in your home is suffering, your family or guests might be exposed to a variety of health issues. According to the EPA, the health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include eye irritation, nose and throat irritation, as well as headaches, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory diseases, and even cancer in extreme cases.
Regular HVAC tune-ups are a great way to improve indoor air quality in the home because we perform the following actions:
- Cleaning and replacing the air filter
This step prevents dust from entering the heating and cooling system because the air that circulates throughout the home flows through the filter before it flows through the rest of the home. If the filter is clean, the air will be cleaner too.
- Cleaning the air ducts
As time goes on, dust and debris can accumulate in the home’s ductwork and bring irritants to the air.
- Repairing parts if necessary
During your tune-up, the HVAC team at Epic Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing will give your unit a thorough inspection and look out for issues like water leaks, refrigerant leaks, a frozen evaporator coil, electric control failure, and AC fan failure. If these parts do not get the frequent care they need, the system will be unable to regulate humidity levels in the home. This can be a major problem for homes in the precipitate Spokane, which can be dangerous and contribute to toxic biological growth. To prevent these issues and to keep your home as safe and comfortable as possible, heating & cooling repairs done through preventive HVAC tune-ups are a must.
Are HVAC Tune-ups Necessary?
HVAC tune-ups are necessary to ensure the longevity of your home’s heating and cooling system. Ideally air conditioners should have maintenance annually in the spring and heaters annually in the fall. Annual tune-ups work to clean out the system and identify warning signs of small problems that, if left ignored, could lead to major problems down the line. If you haven’t yet, contact Epic Electric, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to schedule your next HVAC tune-up today.