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Sound maintenance and servicing checklist of your HVAC systems

If you have an HVAC unit installed in your home that offers both cooling and heating, then it is important to arrange a maintenance check for the system every six months. The best times for the check are the spring and the fall. Why these times of the year are preferred? This is because usually around these times of the year you switch the system over from one use to another. On the other hand if there is a separate system that cools your home then the best time to get it serviced is the spring. As far as your furnace is considered, set a date during fall to get it checked by a maintenance and servicing expert.
There cannot be a uniform maintenance plan for every HVAC system. There must be different maintenance plans for different systems based on certain factors. Do you want to know what those factors are? The factors include the following –

  • The age of an HVAC system
  • The size of the HVAC system
  • The health or condition of the particular system
  • Your geographical location
  • The particular brand of HVAC you have

In addition to the factors mentioned above technically sound HVAC contractors at Al Zaman, Jeddah mention how much your system is used is also important to design its unique and appropriate maintenance and servicing plan.

Maintenance checklist for your HVAC system during summer or spring

Here are a few salient points that must be included in every HVAC maintenance checklist for the spring or summer.

  • All the filters must be replaced
  • Condensers and evaporator coils should be properly cleaned
  • Clear both clogs and drain lines to ensure the right flow
  • In order to avoid overflows make sure there is no standing water on drain pans
  • Worn out belts and pulleys must be replaced with new ones
  • Clean the ducts of dust, debris and molds
  • If the need arises have the batteries replaced with new ones
  • Check whether the fan motor is properly functioning
  • Make sure that the thermostats and control measures are set properly
  • Carefully go through all the connections and the electrical system
  • Check for any possible leak of the refrigerant
  • Add lubricant to any moving part of the system
  • Make sure the cabinet door of the HVAC system is closed securely
  • Make sure the blowers and blades are in the condition to maintain proper flow of air
  • Make sure there is no leak in the system cabinet

In addition to the points mentioned above, trained professionals providing HVAC installations in Jeddah have something important to add to the given context. They point out that it is important to clear out any debris from around the unit if it is placed outdoors.

As already mentioned above, the checklist given above is meant for maintenance and servicing of an air conditioner during the warmer months. Preventive maintenance for an HVAC unit in winter may include a lot of similar checks or can be completely different. This depends upon the kind of system you have. In other words, whether you have a single system to heat and cool the indoors or you use a separate furnace for the winter months.

Maintenance checklist for your HVAC system for fall or winter

  • Run a thorough check on the ignition burner assembly
  • Have the filters replaced every 30 to 90 days
  • If you have a gas furnace, make sure the technician inspects it for probable gas leakage
  • Worn out pulleys and belts must be replaced with new ones
  • Perform a thorough check on the heating elements of the system or the heat exchanger (If these components are worn out or get damaged, you could become vulnerable to carbon monoxide-related issues)
  • Make sure the heat pump is working smoothly
  • Lubricate every moving part of the system like motors and bearings
  • Take a careful look at the flue system and make sure it is properly attached to the furnace
  • It is important to check gas pressure
  • Inspect the thermostats and controls properly to make sure those are at proper settings
  • Take a thorough look at the electrical wiring and connections of the system
  • Make sure the drain lines and pans of standing water are clear to avoid overflow

These are some of the basic things you need to do. However there is a crux. The points discussed above may vary from one brand or variety to another. In that case few clauses have to be avoided or modified. Technically sound and experienced tradesmen at the Al Zaman Company point out these are some of the basic responsibilities that are to be shouldered for proper servicing and maintenance of air conditioning systems.

“Al Zaman offers “state of the art” preventive maintenance and servicing of all kinds of air conditioners or HVAC systems at a nominal cost that fits every budget. You can call us and book the service now.”