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Friday, September 5th, 2014

7 Recommended Pre-Winter Heating & Cooling Services

 

Cedar Falls Heating MaintenanceWhen it comes to your heating your home it’s important to make sure that everything is running smoothly before the winter months hit. There’s nothing worse than having your heater breakdown during sub-zero conditions. The best way you can prevent trouble before its starts is by having a heating and cooling professional preform tune up services before it gets cold.

When you hire a professional to tune-up your heating and cooling system for the winter, they should provide these 7 services.

Inspect and Replace the Filter

If you a have a filter in your heating and cooling system, it needs to be changed on a regular basis. Having your tune-up specialist check and change the filter will help keep the air cleaner, your furnace last longer, and run more efficiently.

Check the Thermostat Calibration

Proper thermostat calibration ensures that it is running properly. This will help save you money on your heating bills.

Ensure Proper Air Flow

The better the air flow of your system the more efficient and effective it will be. A good technician can check the air flow of your system with a pilot tube assembly and correct any air flow problems.

Lubricate Moveable Parts

There are a lot of moving parts in your heating and cooling unit. A professional will be able to check and make sure that all of these parts are working properly and are well-lubricated.

Inspect and Replace Blower Parts

Your heating and cooling system uses a blower to help air move from one part of your home to another. Because this part is used so frequently, it wears out more than any other part of the system. A good technician can check to make sure your blower is working properly and replace or repair it if necessary.

Cedar Falls Heating Tune UpCheck the Evaporator Coil

The evaporator coil increases the warming capacity, improves air flow and helps to improve interior air quality. A good HVAC professional can find the evaporator coil inside the small crawl space where it is located and check the state of the coil.

Measure the Refrigerant Pressure

Refrigerant and heating pressure is another important part of your heating and cooling system. A good quality technician will check the pressure and make any necessary changes or repairs.

When you hire the right professional to tune-up your heating system, you can rest assured that it will work properly and efficiently all season long.

Is your HVAC unit ready for the winter? Make sure it is by calling Dalton Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. at (319) 266-3513 and scheduling a service call today!

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