Preventing water claims with your HVAC system

As the temperatures continue to rise, so do the number of claims seen due to a/c drain line overflow.  While some of these claims can be costly, most of them could be prevented with routine inspections and maintenance.  Here are some of the key benefits associated with professional HVAC maintenance.

What are the benefits of HVAC maintenance?

During an HVAC tune up, your service technician cleans, repairs and replaces components to optimize system safety and performance. This improves home comfort and reduces monthly energy costs. In addition, by reducing unnecessary wear and tear, HVAC maintenance extends the life of your system.

How often is HVAC maintenance necessary?

To maintain optimal performance, HVAC maintenance is recommended twice a year, preferably in spring and fall, especially in locations that experience extreme temperatures and weather. Schedule your appointment early to get ahead of the seasonal rush.

What does HVAC maintenance entail?

Some of the items on your technician’s checklist may include:

  • Changing air filters
  • Calibrating the thermostat
  • Tightening electrical connections
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Adjusting blower components
  • Inspecting vents, flues and ductwork
  • Cleaning evaporator and condenser coils
  • Checking for refrigerant leaks
  • Adjusting gas pressure and cleaning the burner
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger

Some of these tasks are essential to household safety. For example, dirty burners could cause the furnace to misfire. A small crack in the heat exchanger could allow deadly carbon monoxide to infiltrate your home.

In some cases, duct cleaning may be necessary to remove excessive accumulation of dust and other debris. This prevents the spread of contaminants throughout your home. It also alleviates health symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality, such as sore throats and headaches.  Schedule your home a/c inspection with a qualified HVAC company today.

This article is provided by Hoffman Insurance Group, LLC and is to be used for informational purposes only.

Contact Hoffman Insurance Group, LLC today to discuss your insurance options!

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