Are you looking to hire an HVAC company to do preventative maintenance? Chances are you’re unsure about what preventative even maintenance includes. If you already have an HVAC preventative maintenance agreement, you might wonder if you’re getting the same services as some of your neighbors.
That’s where Dayton Heating and Air’s preventative maintenance checklist comes in handy. While preventative maintenance contracts can differ, one of the most important things is that you’re getting what you paid for in your agreement.
Let’s take a look at our HVAC maintenance checklist. It covers tasks that should be included in most service agreements. You can use this to better understand the service provided and the value of doing preventative maintenance.
SpringHVAC preventative maintenance checklist
An HVAC company performs these preventative maintenance tasks to tune-up your air conditioning system for the cooling season ahead.
-Replace filters (Optional)
-Wash condenser coil (evaporator coil if necessary)
-Clean drain lines (using HVAC specific drain cleaner) for proper flow and clear clogs.
-Clear drain pans of any standing water to avoid potential overflows.-Inspect ductwork for holes, connection gaps or any restrictions.
-Observe humidity levels.
-Check refrigerant for proper charge.
-Test thermostats and controls to make sure temperatures and timer functions are correctly functioning.
-Check thermostat batteries
-Check electrical system and connections.-Check fan motor.
-Check blower and fan blades for proper balance and airflow.
-Lubricate motors if needed.
-Inspect air handler cabinet for air leaks and check cabinet door for secure closure.
-Check for and clear debris around outside unit.
Twice-annual preventative maintenance is a popular option. It’s smart to schedule these visits in the spring and fall before the peak air conditioning and heat seasons.
How to decide what maintenance plan is best for you
As consumers, we naturally want the most for our money. We want fast service, top quality work at bargain prices.The trouble is, it’s rare to get all of these at the same time. When you hire a service provider, you have to set priorities for what is most important.
When fast service is your top priority
If fast service is crucial, look for a service provider with quick responses and flexible scheduling. Do they respond to emergencies and are on-time performance for appointments. It is not only important to have your technicians arrive on time, but it is also critical for them to finish the work efficiently. If you’re having dinner guests over and your air conditioner has conked out, you don’t want to hear your technicians say they need to go to the warehouse to pick up a part. Ask about access to parts and the percentage of repairs completed in one visit.
When cost is key
We all want to pay a fair price. However, beware of low-ball price that’s much lower than other estimates.
To cut costs, some HVAC companies also cut corners. They might neglect steps on your HVAC preventative maintenance checklist and use inferior parts. Low-cost companies also might not supply employees with the latest training available.
When quality counts
The importance of quality work cannot be understated. Contractors that provide employees with the best training and equipment to work with could save you money in the long run. Repeat service calls are a thing of the past when you receive expert service from Daytons technicians.
You probably know why your HVAC system needs regular maintenance, but It’s just as important to know how to choose a quality HVAC contractor. When reviewing an HVAC checklist for preventative maintenance, look for what the contractor is offering in their maintenance agreement. Are they are truly accomplishing all the tasks on your HVAC preventative maintenance checklist?
Here’s how Dayton Heating and Air shows you exactly what they are doing. At every service we provide a detailed checklist pamphlet that is filled out the the results of each task and comments or concerns associated with your specific system.
If you have any further questions about preventitive maintenance or would like schedule your spring tune-up,
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