In Madison county, summers are long, hot, and humid while winters are short and usually mild. So, why get preventative maintenance on your heating system to prepare it for the season? Well, while it may not be freezing most of the time, you never know what the weather may bring. Cold weather, even above freezing, can have an effect on your heating system, as can normal wear and tear from years of operating. Still not sure whether you need furnace maintenance this season? If you’re planning on turning the heat on, then the answer is simple: you do!
1. To Be Prepared
Although we may not often experience subfreezing temperatures in Madison County, winter can be unpredictable and your heating system needs to be prepared. When temperatures begin to fall, as they already have a few times this season, you’ll want to heat your home comfortably and efficiently. Preventative maintenance will ensure your system is fully functional when the cold weather hits by making sure all aspects of your system are working properly and not in need of repair or replacement. Don’t be caught by surprise with a cold home this winter!
2. To Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality
It’s true that our heating systems keep our homes comfortable in the winter, but maybe even more importantly, they maintain good air quality in our homes. As dust, mold, and other airborne allergens circulate through the system, they’re caught by the filter. This is so clean, fresh air enters our homes. During your winter HVAC tune-up, your trusted technician can change or clean your filter to ensure you receive proper airflow, higher efficiency, and optimal comfort.
3. To Cut Costs
Regular maintenance helps cut costs by making your system more efficient. Yes, changing your filter helps, as well as cleaning other components. If your system is operating in an unclean and untuned state, it will consume more energy than necessary every month. During preventative maintenance, our technicians will find any broken pieces, loose wires, or worn out parts, to keep your system running efficiently and your energy bills low.
Garrison & Garrison understands these maintenance requirements which is why we go above and beyond during our visits to service your system. For all units, we:
- Inspect air filters and accessories
- Inspect and test electrical connections
- Test electrical controls
- Clean evaporator and condenser coils
- Clean condensate pan
- Clean condensate drain
- Apply algaecide pellets to condensate pan
- Monitor refrigerant charge
- Lubricate motor bearings
- Test furnace operation sequence
- Inspect burners, heat exchanger, and flue pipe
- Test supplemental heat and controls
- Clean blower assembly
- Run thermostat and cycle system
- Run amperage
- Check fan belts
- Ensure proper air flow
Becoming a member of a regular preventative maintenance plan with Garrison & Garrison means more than just having peace of mind. You also receive great benefits such as:
- Lower energy bills
- Extended equipment life
- Fewer repairs Furnace maintenance
- Improved capacity
- Priority customer status
If you’re interested in signing up for our preventative maintenance plan, visit our website at https://garrisonandgarrison.com/services/maintenance-program/ or give us a call at 256-859-8500. We’re an American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer and we can recommend the best maintenance plan for your home, family, and budget.
We care about the comfort of your whole home and want to keep you warm this winter! For questions or more information, contact us. We make recommendations on a home by home basis, and you can rest easy knowing your comfort system is in good hands with us. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Furnace maintenance