Often taken for granted, your HVAC system is expected to work on demand, heating your home during the fall and winter and cooling it in the spring and summer. Conveniently tucked away in a closet, the basement or even the attic, it’s a classic situation of “out of sight, out of mind.” The truth is that your HVAC system needs maintenance. It is a complicated, multi-unit system that runs throughout your entire home. There are many moving parts and safety concerns that should be checked, maintained and serviced each season.
Thankfully warmer weather is on the horizon. It’s the perfect time to take a look at your air conditioner and do a little DIY maintenance. Check the surroundings of your unit. Have bushes and shrubs grown taller and are now blocking air flow? These plants can hinder your AC unit from drawing in air, making it have to work overtime to do its job. Break out your trimmer and cut back those branches. Also, is your unit dusty on the outside or on the blades of the internal fan? A quick hose down can remove built-up dust and help your AC run smoother. And of course, change those HVAC filters on a regular basis. No good DIY HVAC blog is worthwhile without mentioning the need to change your filter. Put it on your calendar on repeat so you’ll never forget again.
All your DIY maintenance efforts are certainly worth the time you put into them, however, having your HVAC system serviced by a professional is also essential. Inside your furnace and AC unit is a plethora of wires, tubes and electrical connections. These are many parts, belts, and controls that work in unison to keep you comfortable. A professional HVAC technician knows what to check, where to lubricate, what parts look worn and how to extend the life of your system. Major issues can be caught early and possibly avoided, and energy efficiency can increase significantly on your monthly bills.
Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning in Lincoln, NE has a long list of components they check, lubricate and maintain with their HVAC safety and maintenance agreement. When you sign up, you will receive a visit from a Bill’s technician twice a year, once in the spring for your AC unit and once in the fall for your furnace. They will contact you, so you don’t have to remember. They will provide honest information about your system and necessary repairs. When you join the Bill’s HVAC family as a customer, you’ll never have to worry about overpaying or getting swindled. Having you as a customer for life is their goal. Call (402) 477-1371 to learn more about Bill’s Safety and Maintenance Agreement and/or how they can help with any HVAC needs you may have.