Annual maintenance is important for keeping HVAC equipment like your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump running properly. When completing annual maintenance on your Treasure Island, Florida, home’s HVAC system, a professional technician will check the refrigerant levels and test the thermostat, as well as complete a thorough checklist of tasks.
Refrigerant Level Checks
Air conditioner refrigerant absorbs heat to keep your home cool. A low refrigerant level prevents the unit from doing its job and makes your home uncomfortable. Additionally, low refrigerant levels can damage your unit.
During an annual maintenance visit, we will check the refrigerant levels in your air conditioner. Your technician will add the right amount of refrigerant as necessary to make sure the unit continues to keep your home cool until throughout the season.
If you set your thermostat to your ideal temperature, but your home never seems to be comfortable, your thermostat might be malfunctioning. Dead batteries, problems with connections, and even dust can affect your thermostat.
Testing your thermostat’s accuracy is an important part of annual HVAC maintenance. During a visit, the technician will test and recalibrate your thermostat. If you have a programmable thermostat, your HVAC pro can also recommend temperature settings that will help you to save money on your energy bills.
Vents and Ductwork Inspection
Air leaks through ductwork are a significant source of energy loss, and these leaks affect both the efficiency of your HVAC equipment and your energy bills. Annual HVAC maintenance includes ductwork inspection to check for and seal leaks to prevent energy loss.
The air coming through the vents maintains the temperature of your home, and your technician will make sure your ducts are properly sealed and that there are no holes or cracks that could lead to wasted air. It is advisable that you heed any repair advice as soon as possible so that you can start saving energy and increasing air conditioning efficiency.
Invest in annual maintenance for your furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump. You can trust our technicians at United Air Conditioning to take care of your Treasure Island, Florida, equipment. Call us at 727-531-0496 to learn more about our HVAC maintenance services.
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