When was the last time you had a check-up for your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system?

An HVAC system is an investment, and it is likely to last longer and cost you less in repairs if you keep a regular schedule of maintenance and upkeep on it, just like you do for your car and your own medical check-ups. If you have a new HVAC system, you will need regular maintenance on it to keep your warranty valid as well.

Like your car, there are a few things you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently. Air conditioners, like furnaces, have filters that need regular cleaning or replacement. The first and easiest regular maintenance on an air conditioning unit is to clean or replace the filters. The second thing that homeowners can take care of themselves is keeping the outside unit clean and free of obstructions or debris.

But again, like your car, it is important to have a professional come in and service your system regularly.

In the heat waves we can have in the summer, the last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to stop working just when you need it the most. The same goes in winter for your furnace—the thought of your furnace stopping working on the coldest night of the year gives us all a cold chill! The best way to prevent this is to keep your HVAC system in top condition.

HVAC Inspections

4 Seasons has a checklist of 25+ items to inspect and clean for regular maintenance to keep your air conditioner and furnace in tip-top condition. This includes a reminder for you for when to have them come in to give your HVAC system a thorough inspection and cleaning—we all get busy, and performing regular maintenance on your HVAC system, while important, can easily slip our minds.

Air Conditioning Maintenance

4 Seasons can set up a regular maintenance schedule for you for more in-depth inspection and cleaning for your air conditioner to keep it running at peak efficiency. This maintenance schedule includes inspecting the fan, the motor, and the electrical contacts, as well as recording operating values for the unit for future comparisons.

Furnace Maintenance

The first regular maintenance item on your furnace is also the air filter. How often to change your air filter depends on a few factors—pets in the home, people with allergies present, etc. Talking to 4 Seasons and getting a better idea of what would work best for your home and requirements is recommended. Some of the items that are inspected and cleaned on your furnace are the gas line, the burners, the flame sensor, the fan and compressor, and the thermostat.

Look after your air conditioner and your furnace, and they will look after you for years to come.

Contact 4 Seasons Home Comfort to discuss service options for your air conditioner or visit our showroom at 3620 9th Ave North in Lethbridge.