HVAC Preventative Maintenance

Strange Noises​

If you are hearing knocking, pinging or popping noises this may indicate loose or worn parts that need repair or replacement.

Increased Utility Bills

As furnaces and air conditioners become older they become less efficient and your utility bills may increase.

Age

An air conditioner in the 10-15 year range has reached the end of it functioning life and may need replacement. When you do go to replace your air conditioner or furnace you may want to purchase an Energy Star approved products this may qualify you for federal tax credits and save you money on you utility bill.

Uncomfortable Indoor Temperatures

Your HVAC system is designed to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If your home is heating or cooling unevenly this may be a sign your system needs repair.

Leaks and Blockages

Blocked evaporation coils or not enough Freon may cause your AC to freeze, or shorten its life.

Overdue Maintenance

Your HVAC system will need regular maintenance to work efficiently. We suggest you have you HVAC system tuned up at least once a year.

Air Ducts

The ductwork will need to be regularly maintained to ensure efficient air and heat distribution and lower utility bills. Some common problems with ducts are:

  • Improper design ducts
  • Leaking, loose or poorly sealed registers and grills
  • Twisted, kinked, crushed or torn flexible plastic air ducts
  • Air ducts that are not insulated
  • Dirty air ducts

UV Light

If installed properly a UV Light can be extremely beneficial to keep the air in your home pure. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information "Ultraviolet (UV) lights can be used in a variety of applications, including air purification. The UV light can help eliminate many types of fungi, bacteria, germs, viruses and pathogens."
"​In 1996, an NCBI study installed UV lights on certain floors (and not on others) of an office building for four months to measure and compare the fungal levels of each floor."

  • UV lights reduced fungal contamination within air-handling units.
  • UV lights reduced levels of fungal contamination in the fiberglass insulation.
  • UV lights reduced levels of airborne fungi in the floor space.

"In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used ultraviolet radiation to nearly eliminate drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms, reducing the number of bacteria by more than 97 percent. Many factors play a part in the effectiveness of a UV light in your home’s HVAC system, so it needs to be done methodically."