HVAC Maintenance: Prepping and Maintaining Your HVAC System for Summer

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HVAC refers to the entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your house or other building. HVAC maintenance involves looking after all the components of your HVAC system including your air conditioner, furnace, ductwork, vents, etc. 

As summer approaches, it’s a good idea to make sure that your HVAC system is functioning properly and is ready to keep you and your family cool during the warmer weather. Click on the following sections to learn more about the HVAC maintenance you should be doing to get ready.

  1. Importance of HVAC Maintenance
  2. Air Conditioner Summer Maintenance
  3. Furnace Summer Maintenance
  4. Ductwork Summer Maintenance

If you would like to learn more about HVAC maintenance or if you would like to book an appointment to have your HVAC system serviced or your ducts cleaned in the Cambridge area, contact Service 1st.

HVAC Maintenance

1. Importance of HVAC Maintenance

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Doing regular HVAC maintenance will keep your system in top condition.

Your HVAC system is a sizable investment, so it is a good idea to keep it working as efficiently and as long as possible. Doing regular HVAC maintenance is an excellent way to keep your system in top condition. Investing in an HVAC maintenance plan is a great idea. It will not only ensure that your system is regularly serviced, but it will also save you money by keeping your repair costs low and affordable. 

Here are some other great benefits to purchasing an HVAC maintenance plan

Peace of mind: You will know that your heating and cooling system is being monitored on a regular basis for safety and comfort.

Optimum performance: Your system will be running at its optimum performance level which will save you on operating costs.

Reduces breakdowns: A well-maintained system is less likely to break down when you need it most.

Reduced repair costs: Maintenance plans like the one offered by Service 1st, will include after-hours emergency diagnostic calls at no charge and no overtime charges for repairs that are done on weekends or holidays.

Valid warranties: Manufacturer’s warranties require you to maintain your equipment in order for their warranty to remain valid.

If you don’t already have an HVAC maintenance plan, contact Service 1st to learn more. We service all makes and models of furnaces and air conditioners.

2. Air Conditioner Summer Maintenance

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Get Your HVAC maintenance done by a company you trust.

You should get your air conditioning system checked and maintained once a year. The spring is a great time to have this done. The following is a list of the HVAC maintenance tasks that should be performed on your air conditioning system to prepare it for the summer:

  • Check the thermostat operation. 
  • Clean and inspect the evaporator coil. 
  • Clean and inspect the condensate drain lines. 
  • Clean the condensing unit. 
  • Clean the blower and fan assembly. 
  • Inspect all electrical wiring and connections. 
  • Test the motors, fans, contractors, relays, transformers and controls. 
  • Check the refrigerant pressure and temperature. 
  • Check the voltage and amp draw.
  • Check the air flow.

Make sure that you have your HVAC maintenance done by a professional company you trust.

3. Furnace Summer Maintenance

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Change your furnace filter once a month.

Because you won’t be using your furnace during the summer, you might think that there isn’t anything that needs to be done in order to get it ready for the hot weather. But there are a few things that you should do. These include:

Change or Replace Your Filter: It is a good idea to clean or replace your furnace filter once a month. 

Turn off the Pilot Light: If your furnace has a pilot light, you should turn it off so that it doesn’t use up unnecessary gas. You can ask your HVAC Tech to turn off your gas pilot light for you when you have your AC summer maintenance done. 

4. Ductwork Summer Maintenance

Your ductwork is also an important part of your HVAC system and like your air conditioner and furnace, it needs to be maintained as well. When your furnace and air conditioner are operating, they circulate air throughout your home. 

The air travels through your ducts and will pick up dust, debris, cobwebs, fungus, chemical pollutants, allergens, and mold that has been building up inside your ducts for years and will move these particles out into the air you breathe.

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Cleaning your ducts will make the air your family breathes cleaner and healthier.

There are many great benefits to getting your ductwork cleaned. These include:

  • It will improve the quality and smell of the air in your home.
  • It will help to ease allergies and reduce the risk of illness by helping to eliminate common allergens and irritants in the air.
  • It will remove mold and mildew spores.
  • It will get rid of drywall dust.
  • If you have pets, it can remove fur and dander they leave behind.
  • It will mean you won’t have to dust your home as often.
  • It will help your HVAC system run more efficiency.

If you would like to learn more about the great benefits of duct cleaning, check out our recent post, “Duct Cleaning: How To Avoid Scams, Is It Worth It, And More.” 

How Is Duct Cleaning Done?

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You need to hire a professional company to clean your ducts.

Duct cleaning requires special tools and training to do it safely and correctly. It isn’t a job that you can tackle yourself. You need to hire a professional company you can trust to do it for you.

Here is what is involved in duct cleaning.

A professional company, such as Service 1st, will use a state-of-the-art equipment to clean your ducts. Simply sucking air from your ducts is not enough to remove the debris from all the nooks and crannies. It also can’t remove the film that forms from cigarette smoke, the soot from candles or wood stoves, or from cooking oils. 

Service 1st’s world class Rotobrush is specially designed to remove these contaminants and deliver amazing results. We also offer you a 30-Day, Risk Free Guarantee, so you can be confident that our system will give you the results you need. The entire duct cleaning process will take about half a day to complete.   

Contact Service 1st for All Your HVAC Maintenance

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If you are looking for the best home heating and cooling experts in the Cambridge region, talk to the experienced team of HVAC professionals at Service 1st. We value professionalism, honesty, and a quality work. All of our technicians are highly trained and respectful of our clients’ homes. Whether you need maintenance, repairs, or HVAC replacements, we can help.

We have been serving homeowners in Cambridge and the surrounding areas for over 30 years and have a proven record of excellence. Whether it’s time to replace your air conditioner now or you want to learn more about what unit to buy in the future, we can help.

We are a locally owned and operated business that prides itself on the highest quality work and installation of the highest quality products. We have received the prestigious Circle of Champions award from Bryant – an honour that highlights our commitment to quality, leadership, and excellence in the HVAC industry. We are an Elite Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer and offer our customers the highest quality products and services.

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“Chris was absolutely amazing!! He took the time to explain exactly what my issue was with my furnace. Very knowledgeable and very patient in his  explanations. Service 1st you have a valuable team player. Will definitely recommend Service 1st to family and Friends!!”

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