Generally speaking, both fall and spring are good times of year to perform regular maintenance. They give your service team plenty of time to find problems and source any parts needed to solve them. Find a good company in advance, and ask about preventive specials held throughout the year.
What Tasks Are Performed
Yearly maintenance on heating equipment often involves changing filters, checking hoses and tubes for blockages, flushing out various internal parts of a system, checking or changing fuses, and making sure the thermostat is properly controlling your unit.
For cooling equipment, the checkup includes changing air filters, clearing exterior units of debris, and assessing electronics are working correctly.
Where professionals really put your investment to work is the ability to spot unusual wear and tear before a problem occurs. Most homeowners can’t detect a failing motor, or won’t have the experience to realize electronics are shorting out. Because of this, even experience home handymen should consider a yearly system checkup.
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