June 22, 2011 Uncategorized  No comments

If you haven’t been maintaining your home comfort system, most likely your utility bills are much higher than they need to be. Your air conditioning and heating systems may not work as well as they used to. Your A/C could be heading for an inconvenient and expensive breakdown this summer, just when you need it most here in the Twin Cities metro area. Worst of all, your system may need to be replaced years sooner than it should down the road.

Luckily, all of these costs and catastrophes can be easily avoided by scheduling a twice-yearly preventive maintenance call with your local HVAC contractor. These service calls can give you the same peace of mind you might get from regular tune-ups on your car or your yearly physical exam. Staying on top of things has definite advantages. One of the best is avoiding a big repair or breakdown with preventive maintenance. A thorough check-up and tune-up of your home comfort system will include all of the following:

Pre-season Service Checklist (Spring and Fall)
Check thermostat and controls for proper functioning
Suggest settings that will help you conserve energy and save money
Inspect electric system, including voltage, current and connections for safety reasons
Oil the equipment
Check the condensate drain for clogs that could cause water damage in the home

Spring Service Checklist
Inspect and clean A/C coils (condenser and evaporator)
Check refrigerant level, adding or removing as needed with proper disposal techniques
Examine blower fan, clean it and adjust air flow
Replace air filter

Fall Service Checklist
Inspect gas connections
Check gas pressure
Clean burner area and check burner combustion
Inspect heat exchanger for cracks
Replace air filter (Homeowners should do this monthly between semi-annual maintenance visits.)

To arrange for a maintenance visit from an expert HVAC technician, contact the pros at Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We provide complete home comfort services to the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota and are always happy to answer any questions about home heating and cooling products or problems.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning services Minnesota’s Twin Cities. To get started, check out our website.

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