Your HVAC maintenance checklist

Sum­mer here on Colum­bia is draw­ing to a close. School is back in ses­sion and the weather is start­ing to turn. But, before you know it, it’ll be time to fire up the heat­ing por­tion of your HVAC sys­tem. It’s prob­a­bly been a good 6 months or more since it last ran.  It may be time for a checkup. Here’s what that should include if you have one done:

  • Inspect, clean, or change air filtersa collection of hvac units and furnaces
  • Check ther­mo­stat settings
  • Tighten all elec­tri­cal connections
  • Check con­trols of the system
  • Check all gas (or oil) connections
  • Test gas pres­sure, burner com­bus­tion & heat exchanger
  • Check and inspect the con­den­sate drain
  • Clean and adjust blower components
  • Lubri­cate all mov­ing parts

Here at A1 Colum­bia Plumb­ing & AC, we always advo­cate for DIY work when it makes sense. But, we also under­stand that many peo­ple aren’t do-it-yourselfers. If you are, please fol­low this check­list or inte­grate it into your own. Remem­ber the old Chi­nese proverb that has served me well over the years : “I See and I For­get… I Hear and I Remem­ber… I Do and I Under­stand”. Get­ting your hands dirty and inspect­ing your sys­tem your­self may help you really under­stand how it works. The flip side is, you can also jack up a sys­tem that can cost any­where from $3k to $15k to replace depend­ing on a num­ber of factors.

As always, we’re here to serve. If you need a fur­nace inspec­tion, please con­tact us any time for pro­fes­sional HVAC main­te­nance. We are open 24/7 and offer a full range of emer­gency plumb­ing, heat­ing and cool­ing ser­vices. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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