Preventative maintenance will help you extend the life of your HVAC system exponentially. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t drive your car 100,000 miles without changing the oil would you? Maintaining an HVAC system is just as important to prevent major problems from affecting the comfort of your home or business.
Reducing Need of Repairs or New HVAC Systems
Having your system properly maintained twice a year has been proven to prevent system failures during the hottest summer or coldest winter days. This will help you maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system and reduce costly breakdowns, extend equipment life, and lower utility cost.
Customized Preventative Maintenance Plans
Our plans are based on manufacturers recommendations, and operational requirements. Plans can be customized for residential and commercial customers.
Possible Preventative Maintenance Solutions
This preventative maintenance troubleshooting guide will help you pinpoint the problem and possibly resolve it before service is needed.
Problem: Air conditioner won’t turn on.
- Check the thermostat to make sure it’s set to “cool.”
- Check the circuit breakers associated with your air conditioner to make sure they haven’t tripped.
- Check that all the air conditioner switches, including the external safety switch.
- If your unit has a condensate overflow tray, check to make sure it isn’t overflowing, which may cause a sensor switch to turn the unit off.
- Make sure the blower door is securely closed.
Problem: The airflow from the vents is too low.
- Check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty. A dirty filter will impede the flow of air to your system.
- Make sure your ductwork is intact. A loose joint can reduce airflow. Repair the damage with metal tape or mastic sealant.
- Check the dampers on your supply registers to make sure they’re open.
Problem: The air conditioner kicks on too frequently.
- Make sure your thermostat isn’t obstructed.
- Check the outside condensing unit for debris or bent fins. If the fins are bent, straighten them with a fine comb.
- Check your air filter and replace it if it’s dirty.
If your system is still operating improperly, call a service technician for HVAC maintenance. If your system hasn’t been maintained, the problem will most likely be solved with a service call, but it’s a good idea to ask your technician to perform preventive maintenance on your system to prevent more problems down the road.
Serving Hampton Roads, Virginia
Joyners provides professional HVAC maintenance services to the following cities in Virginia.
- Virginia Beach
- Newport News
HVAC professionals at Joyners Heating & Cooling agree that your best defense against mid-summer/mid-winter breakdowns is preventive HVAC maintenance at the beginning of the season. If you haven’t already scheduled your service call, now is a good time to do so!