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Ventura HVAC Preventive Maintenance Tips and Tricks

Learning the preventive maintenance tips for your HVAC is beneficial because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The ideal schedule for HVAC preventive maintenance for a system that cools and heats is in the spring and fall, at least once a year for the cooling system maintenance before the cooling season, and for furnace maintenance at least once a year before the heating season. It is essential to do inspection, cleaning, or changing of your air conditioning, furnace, and heat pump filters at least once a month to save on energy expenses, and to prevent damage to your equipment.

Annual inspection is an essential part of your HVAC maintenance that must be performed one to two months before the start of the summer season. For taking care of your HVAC, you outdoor unit must be inspected and cleaned and perform the following tips: inspect and clean fan motor and fan blades and lubricate as needed; inspect the control box, wiring, connections, and accessories; inspect for the refrigerant level and adjust as necessary; clean leaves, dirt, and debris from cabinet; inspect for the base pan for any restriction in drain openings and remove as needed; inspect and clean coil and cabinet; and inspect compressor and tubing for any damage. Clear your HVAC system by trimming plants and shrubs surrounding your air conditioning outdoor unit to make sure that air circulates properly. For your indoor units, you have to inspect and clean the blower assembly including the blower wheel, blower housing, and the motor; and lubricate older models and replace the belt as needed. It is crucial to also check your gas furnaces for any gas leak, and inspect and clean the burner assembly and make some adjustments as necessary. It is essential to inspect your HVAC system’s safety controls and ignition system, the heat exchanger, heating elements, and flue system for proper attachment.

Install programmable thermostats to change the temperature while you are away or if you are sleeping to cut on your energy expenses by ten percent. It is important to listen for strange sounds when your HVAC unit is operating, monitor heat pump and air conditioning systems for the right level of refrigerant; measure indoor and outdoor dry and wet bulb temperature; measure low and high side system pressures; observe your unit’s capabilities and characteristics; search for sources of strange or unusual odors; and monitor gas furnace for manifold gas pressure and correct line. If you need professional help on HVAC preventive maintenance tips, feel free to contact Ventura HVAC Maintenance for more information about our services today.

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